Pressure is mounting on the British to return the head of Mbuya Nehanda whose statue was unveiled by President Mnangagwa, according to State media reports…
While unveiling the bronze statue, mounted on a footbridge, the President reiterated Government’s desire to have the body of the First Chimurenga liberation war icon returned home for proper and befitting interment.
“We shall, however, continue to discuss to bring back her skull which was taken to the United Kingdom along others,” said President Mnangagwa.
Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe also underscored the importance of returning the head that was stolen by the British colonial settlers over a century ago to the country.
“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.- State media