Speaking at General Josiah Tongogara’s commemoration at the National Heroes Acre, Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantino Chiwenga talked about his last telephone conversation with the late Tongogara, who died on December 26, 1979 in Mozambique in a car accident.
He was prophetic and whatever he said would come true, happen and came to pass. I don’t understand even up to now what kind of intelligence he was given. He was prophetic and he predicted that on the day Zimbabwe becomes independent, he will not be able to go home, he will remain. Some of you remember that when we launched the Tongogara Trust, I said these words that it was on December 4, 1979 as I was coming from Gaza going to Manica because he had called me and he said before you go I want to speak with you.