The late commander of the ZANLA guerrilla army in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) Josiah Magama Tongogara died at the age of 41

26 December 1979   Zimbabwe  

On this day in 1979, the late commander of the ZANLA guerrila army in Rhodesia Josiah Magama Tongogara died at the age of 41 in Mozambique. In 1965, in China he trained as military intelligence, mass mobilisation, guerrilla wars strategist and tactics at the Nanjing Higher Military Academy. On his return from China, he began to review military strategies. Cdr Tongogara played a very crucial role during the Lancaster Agreement for Independence in Zimbabwe 1979. On this day, he was involved in a fatal road accident on the main highway north of Maxixe as he was rushing to Chimoio military headquarters to inform the ZANLA commanders about the arrangements to ceasefire.



https://www.herald.co.zw/general-josiah-tongogara-in-his-own-words/

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