In 1978, my school won the Sipolilo Choir Competition. The competition was held almost twenty kilometres away from our home.We were very excited on the journey home, but our joy was short-lived.
When we were arrived at the school with the trophy, we found the school surrounded by Ian Smith’s Rhodesian army.We were all forced in our rural council hall for screening. All the pupils found with marks on their shoulders or those who seemed to be big enough to fight taken for questioning and beating.
The assumption was that some of the students were already part of the liberation army, and with enough torture, information could be extracted from them. Read more.