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Thursday, 10 December 2015

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-ZIMBABWEAN " MUNETSI MARK CHAYAMBUKA NZIRAMASANGA " WAS AN AFRICAN POLITICIAN AND ACTIVIST, A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE NDP : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK HEROES "

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MUNETSI MARK CHAYAMBUKA NZIRAMASANGA
 
Mark Nziramasanga Zimbabwe Rhodesia African Nationalist Politics
Mark Nziramasanga

1960 Provincial Secretary
for Manicaland, NDP.
1963 External
Representative, PCC.
1972 Secretary for
Labour, ANC.
1975 (Sept.) Publicity
Secretary (2), ANC
(Nkomo).
MUNETSI MARK CHAYAMBUKA
NZIRAMASANGA
Mark Nziramasanga was born on
11 April 1931 at Chikaka Kraal,
Zvimba Reserve, Sinoia District.
His father was a peasant farmer
and a herbalist. Nziramasanga
completed his primary education
at Pakama Mission School in 1950 and then went to
Kutama Secondary School for Forms I and II. After
leaving school in 1952 he worked as a trade union
official until 1961.

He joined the Bulawayo Branch of the (old)
ANCongress in 1954. When the fusion of the ANC and
the ANYL occurred in September 1957 he became
Branch Secretary in Umtali of the re-formed
ANCongress. He served a nine-month prison sentence
in 1959 but was released in time to allow him to take an
active part in the foundation of the NDP. He was
appointed Provincial Secretary for Manicaland on a
full-time basis. With the formation of ZAPU in
December 1961 he was given the task of devising a party
policy in regard to trade unionism1

In 1962 he was sent to Ghana “for ideological studies”
and was away for eight months. When ZAPU was
banned in September 1962 he was restricted for three
months. In July 1963 he was appointed an external
representative of the PCC and during the next year he
travelled widely in Europe, Asia and America.
Following the banning of the PCC in August 1964 he
was at first detained at Wha W