Author: Dzinaishe Mpini

The Rudd Concession was signed

On this day in 1888, the Rudd Concession was signed. The Rudd Concession was an agreement between Charles Rudd together with his negotiators and Lobengula. Charles Rudd had been sent by Cecil Joh Rhodes who feared Lobengula would cancel the Moffat Treaty which had been signed earlier on.

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Queen Victoria grants the British South African Company a Royal Charter.

On this day in 1889, Queen Victoria granted the British South Africa Company a Royal Charter. The company received a Royal Charter modeled on the that of British East India Company. The directors were the 2nd Duke of Abercorn, Cecil John Rhodes and Alfred Beit.

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Former Zimbabwe Vice President, the late Simon Muzenda was born in Gutu

On this day African Nationalist, Simon Muzenda was born in Gutu, Zimbabwe. His parents were peasant farmers, but he was then raised by his grandmother. Muzenda started his primary education at the age of 14 and later studied to become a school teacher. He at some point worked in South Africa and came back to […]

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The SADC Organ of Defence and Security held a meeting to discuss how to overcome the Zimbabwean political crisis.

On this day in 2008, the SADC Organ of Defence and Security held a meeting to discuss how to overcome the Zimbabwean political crisis. The meeting failed to break the political impasse but announced that it was calling for a summit of all SADC member states to try and resolve the Zimbabwe crisis. These events […]

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Zimbabwean police tear-gassed and physically assaulted about 150 ZINASU and WCoZ activists in Harare

On this day in 2008, police dispersed about 150 activists from the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) and the Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) who were holding a demonstration in Harare using teargas. The demonstrators were calling for a resolution to the political crisis that had put Zimbabwe in a stall after the 2008 general […]

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Former Morgan Tsvangirai’s bodyguard the late Nhamo Musekiwa died in a hospital in South Africa.

On this day in 2007, Nhamo Musekiwa who was Morgan Tsvangirai’s bodyguard since the formation of the MDC party in 1999 died in South Africa. His death came as a result of the injuries he sustained in early March after his arrest and torture together with Tsvangirai. Musekiwa was said to have been vomiting blood […]

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Royal Charter

On 29 October 1889, Queen Victoria granted the BSAC a Royal Charter. You might be wondering, what is a Royal Charter, why exactly did Queen Victoria have to do that? This short article seeks to explain what a Royal Charter is and why it was necessary for the BSAC to obtain one from the Queen. […]

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Queen Victoria grants the British South African Company a Royal Charter.

On this day in 1889, Queen Victoria granted the British South Africa Company a Royal Charter. The company received a Royal Charter modeled on the that of British East India Company. The directors were the 2nd Duke of Abercorn, Cecil John Rhodes and Alfred Beit. Learn more about the Royal Charter here

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