Govt commits to writing liberation war history

Deputy Minister Mike Madiro

Government has launched a programme aimed at recording oral history and collecting liberation war artifacts for the proposed Museum of African Liberation.

Addressing the media in Harare yesterday, Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Deputy Minister Mike Madiro said the African liberation story can only be told after extensive research.

“Different countries in Africa struggled for their liberation in different ways and at different times.

“It is this multi-layered narrative that the Museum of African Liberation will explore and present in a museum exhibition to different audiences both local and international.”

Speaking at the same occasion, Defence and War Veterans Affairs Deputy Minister Victor Matemadanda affirmed his ministry’s support to the programme.

Deputy Minister Victor Matemadanda

“The ministry of defense henceforth commits itself to partner in this legacy project through providing accurate and authentic content and information around our armed struggle.”