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Photograph of Amos Ngwenya

Theme: Meet the interviewees


Call Number: D17
Identifier: AL3291_D17
Title: Photograph of Amos Ngwenya
Date: 22 November 2010
Subject: Amos Ngwenya;
ZAPU through Zenzo Nkobi's lens;
Zimbabwe African People Union - ZAPU;
Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army - ZPRA
Description: This digital colour photograph of Amos Ngwenya was taken by Mary Ndlovu during the interview she conducted with Ngwenya for the South African History Archive (SAHA) as part of the ZAPU/Zenzo Nkobi oral history project on 22.11.2010. ZAPU administrator from 1963 to 1980, Amos Ngwenya tells in his interview of his joining the struggle in 1957, and describes the decision for armed struggle taken in January 1963 when he was sent to Lusaka to run office. Other topics covered in this interview are the formation of branches in Zambia, recruitment of cadres, 1970 split and 1971 mutiny, formation of Revolutionary Council, leadership changes in 70’s, overseas representation. He also shares his personal memories of Nkomo, Mangena, Dabengwa and gives a description of his introduction to politics in South Africa through ANC in early 50’s. SAHA virtual exhibition - 'ZAPU through Zenzo Nkobi's lens', 2012
Creator: Mary Ndlovu
Type: Photograph
Format: Access image - jpeg
Source: SAHA collection AL3291
Coverage: Zimbabwe
Rights: The South African History Archive (SAHA)
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