After Exhuming Mugabe, Mnangagwa Targets Mbuya Nehanda
27 May 2021

By A Correspondent- President Emmerson Mnangagwa said they wanted to confront the British whom they accuse of harbouring the remains of the imagined Mbuya Nehanda.

Mnangagwa said this when he was unveiling the Mbuya Nehanda bronze statue, mounted on a footbridge at the corner of Samora Machel Avenue and Julius Nyerere Way.

“We shall, however, continue to discuss to bring back her skull which was taken to the United Kingdom along others,” said Mnangagwa.

His Home Affairs Minister, Kazembe Kazembe also said Mbuya Nehanda’s head was stolen by the British colonial settlers over a century ago.

“Sadly, the remains of Mbuya Nehanda are yet to be repatriated so that proper burial can be accorded in line with our cultural norms and values. However, I am happy to advise that our efforts to ensure that the remains are repatriated to the country are in progress,” said Minister Kazembe.

The government of Zimbabwe associates Mbuya Nehanda, with the inspiration behind the Second Chimurenga which culminated in independence in 1980.