The Bush War (ChiMurenga)
The Bush War (ChiMurenga) - Trailer

The Bush War (ChiMurenga) - Trailer

April 2, 2020

The Bush War (ChiMurenga) is a military history podcast, coloured by the accounts of those involved. 

Aka the Zimbabwean Liberation Struggle or the Rhodesian Bush War, it is an African chronicle of dramatic events and conflict in the era of British colonial divestment - and in the midst of the Cold War.

"In a war of elephants, it is the grass that suffers."

The Outbreak of War - A Crocodile Eats the Sun (1957 - 66)

The Outbreak of War - A Crocodile Eats the Sun (1957 - 66)

May 4, 2021

The African nationalists fracture and tribal violence erupts as Nkomo struggles to maintain his grip on power after agreeing to the new Constitution of Rhodesia. Sir Whitehead has had enough and Smith comes to the fore, whilst Mugabe is born again and Sithole has a plan. The Crocodile Gang kills, Rhodesia declares UDI and the opening engagement of the bush war galvanizes the Rhodesian security forces in the BATTLE OF SINOIA.

"We are non-racialist in our approach, that is we regard an individual as an individual, and that everybody must be accorded his full political rights whether he be white or black, educated or uneducated, rich or poor, and this is exactly why we are, at the moment, struggling to earn for our people one man, one vote." - Robert Mugabe (Secretary-General of ZANU)

Primary source: Dingo Firestorm - Ian Pringle

The Zambezi Valley Insurgency (Part 1) - Pamberi ne Hondo (1967)

The Zambezi Valley Insurgency (Part 1) - Pamberi ne Hondo (1967)

November 21, 2021

Nkomo's ZAPU with its armed wing (ZIPRA) forge an alliance with the South African ANC and its armed wing (MK) and infiltrate Rhodesia in force. In the most serious and ambitious incursion so far, it leaves no one wondering whether or not the country is at war. The Rhodesian Security Forces respond (Op ISOTOPE II / Op NICKEL) and the South Africans enter the war.

"It seems ludicrous, but, with an effective [white] population smaller than Bournemouth you run a country over twice the size of Britain, man an army, an airforce and, now, defy Britain, the commonwealth, and the rest of the world!" - Evelyn King (British MP)

Primary source: Zambezi Valley Insurgency - J.R.T Wood

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