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Transnationalism, contingency and loyalty in African Liberation Armies: The case of ZANU’s 1974–75 Nhari Mutiny

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This article revisits the history of the 1974–75 mutiny in the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA). The mutiny was primarily led by field commanders Thomas Nhari, Dakarai Badza and Caesar Molife. Dominant accounts on the mutiny maintain that the colonial Rhodesian Security Forces (RSF) influenced Nhari and Badza to stage the revolt. The article traces part of the life history of Rex Nhongo/Solomon Mujuru (a ZANLA commander who interacted with the mutineers) in order to challenge...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/03057070.2017.1273559

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Oxford, SSD, International Development
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Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Southern African Studies Journal website
Volume:
43
Issue:
1
Pages:
143-159
Publication date:
2017-01-13
Acceptance date:
2016-10-04
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EISSN:
1465-3893
ISSN:
0305-7070
Pubs id:
pubs:675004
URN:
uri:660d5337-3f06-4f66-92a0-d51631e40090
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uuid:660d5337-3f06-4f66-92a0-d51631e40090
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pubs:675004

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