Mwonzora Remembers His 1990 Victory With ZUM

MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora reminisced of a victory he had in 1990 when he was involved in the crafting of the constitution of the then main opposition, the Zimbabwe Unity Movement (ZUM).

Mwonzora revealed that he was at one point detained at the notorious Whawha prison. The formation of ZUM forestalled ZANU PF’s designs to make Zimbabwe a one-party-state. Said Mwonzora:

Passing by Whawha prison yesterday made me remember how I was detained there in 1990. My crime was drafting the constitution of the then main opposition party ZUM. It was sweet pain because against the odds we defeated Zanu PF’s one-party state project.

Zimbabwe Unity Movement (ZUM) was a political party in Zimbabwe. Its president was Edgar Tekere. The party is known for having challenged the unofficial one-party system that was existent in Zimbabwe in the early 1990s.


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Douglas MwonzoraEdgar TekereWhawha Prison

Douglas Mwonzora is a lawyer, politician and senator representing Movement for Democratic Change in parliament. Mwonzora is currently Secretary General of the MDC Alliance. He was the COPAC Co-Chairperson representing the opposition parties in the drafting of the new constitution in 2013, the other chairperson... Read More About Douglas Mwonzora

Edgar Zivanai '2-Boy' Tekere was a Zimbabwean nationalist politician who played a crucial role in the liberation struggle. Tekere's reached the peak of his political career during the reign of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu PF) party when he was a cabinet... Read More About Edgar Tekere

Whawha Prison is a Maximum Prison located in Gweru. Read More About Whawha Prison

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  1. Your history is tempting but let Chamisa carry on your time will come. Why change the people ‘s choice. If you ignore my advice you join khupe

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