Z P R A
Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army
About the Book
ZPRA is an army whose achievements were not recognized purely for the reason that the National Identity question in Rhodesia was not taken seriously. Therefore, on the removal of the Smith regime, the incoming regime made it clear that the people of Mthwakazi had wasted their effort in liberating a country to which they did not belong. Therefore no mention was ever made on the achievements of ZPRA on the battlefront. This book seeks to correct that part. On how the people of Mthwakazi ought to redefine themselves, I leave that for another forum.
About the Author
Ngwana Maseko was born in Bulilima Mangwe District in the then Rhodesia on the 17th of January 1960. He did his Sub “A” and Sub “B” at Izimnyama Primary School, Plumtree. He then moved to Bulawayo where he completed his Grade 7 at Maphisa Primary School. He did his Secondary education at Mpopoma High School, Bulawayo. In 1976 he was elected as the youngest Secretary for Youth in the Pumula Cell of the Sizinda Branch of ZAPU, under the chairmanship of Andrew Nyathi. In 1976, him and his cousins Lotshe and Obert left Rhodesia to join in the fight for the liberation of Zimbabwe. In 1980, on the 16th of April, whilst waiting for Integration into the new Zimbabwe Army or possible Demobilization, he got a United Nations Sponsored Scholarship to Ethiopia where he trained first as a Pilot and then before the completion of the training, transferred to be an Aircraft Maintenance Technician. He currently resides in the USA and continues to work in the Aviation Industry today. Ngwana is also heavily involved in the struggle for the emancipation of the people of Mthwakazi; that is (Matebeleland and the Midlands). He is also known in the ZIPRA circles as James Ntatjana (Tatyana).