I Knew That General Tongogara Was Going To Die: General Chiwenga

The former commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) General Constantino Chiwenga has said that he knew that the late national hero General Josiah Tongogara was going to die. Speaking at a memorial service to mark the 38th anniversary of the death of Tongogara, Chiwenga said that the late national hero had a premonition about his death.

The state media quotes Chiwenga as saying:

There are a lot of things which I will not be able to say, but I have already talked to maiguru Mai Tongo about what he said to me. But what you want to know is that I knew by that time that this was going to be it. I was not going to see him.

He told me, ‘My brother this is it, go and take the forces there in Chimoio . . . I want you to be in Marondera before the end of this ceasefire’. I said, but when is the ceasefire? Have you agreed?’ And he said we will agree, but it was on the 4th and the ceasefire was signed on the 21st of December.

He said, ‘go, but we will not meet’. And I said where will you be and he said, ‘but I told you we will not meet. Ndomirira ipapo.

Tongogara died in a car accident in Mozambique on December 26, 1979, a few months before independence although his death is shrouded in mystery. Many theories have been put forward to explain the events which led his demise. Several versions have been narrated whose events are inconsistent and this has been used to illustrate that there was something more to Tongogara’s death.

More: Herald

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6 comments on “I Knew That General Tongogara Was Going To Die: General Chiwenga

  1. The truth in Zimbabwe will be published but not dusing the Zanu pf regime. Lets also hear from Abel Muzorewa wether the war was waged for a just cause


  3. It is all regrettably sad news and irreversable…but the nation Zimbabweans, Africans, Progressive global community still ask was this ill calculated Tongogara death for the love of true independence or just weakedness that goes with the lust for power [founded in revolutionary circles] which is largely the cause of underdevelopment and backwardness of Zimbabweans and Africans in particular…just watch where the world is and where Zimbabwe and Africa are? There is a great mismatch between what the world demands and the generational disposition of those in power in Africa as a whole, as they are quite determined to eat the whole cake they backed by themselves come rain come thunder.

  4. Now people they can see that Zanu pf they are killing the people.thats why we want our human rights becoz Tongo he died many years ago,prblm people they scare Zanupf to backing them.

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