As part of the commemorations of General Josiah Tongogara, Defence and War Veterans Welfare Minister, Oppah Muchinguri recounted the event of his death. Muchinguri, who was travelling the same car with Tongogara when they were involved in the accident that took his life said she had tried to tell her story through a book but it was taken away from her by the former President Robert Mugabe.
Of the fateful December 1979 day, Muchinguri said the journey started with an argument between General Tongogara and Robert Mugabe who was insisting that Tongogara’s staff fly back to Zimbabwe but the general demanded to travel by road and he did. On the road, they had three separate tire punctures.
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Josiah Tongogara referred to as General Tongo during the Second Chimurenga, was the man who commanded the guerrilla movement ZANLA, a military wing of the nationalist oriented Zimbabwe African National Union party. Tongogara was also part of the Dare ReChimurenga and the High Command which... Read More About Josiah Tongogara
Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri is a Zimbabwean politician and the current Minister of Defence and War Veterans. She is the former Minister of Water, Environment, and Climate. She is the former Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education. Muchinguri is a member of the Zanu-PF party where... Read More About Oppah Muchinguri
Robert Mugabe was a politician and the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from... Read More About Robert Mugabe