MUTASA, Didymus Noel Edwin (b 1935)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Didymus Mutasa, on Rhodesian politics, 1970-1973; including papers on his detention, 1970-1972; correspondence on the possibility of suing the British Government for his detention, 1973; letter to Sir Alec Douglas Home, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), on Rhodesia, 1973; correspondence with Lady Tweedsmuir on Rhodesia/UK relations, 1973

Administrative / Biographical History

Didymus Noel Edwin Mutasa born 27 July 1935, Rusape, Zimbabwe; educated at Goromonzi Government School, and University of Birmingham; clerk, 1956-1959; established Nayafara Developement Company, 1960; administrative officer, Ministry of Agriculutre, 1960; co-founder Southern Region Federal Services Association, 1960-1963; Co-founder Cold Comfort Society, 1964; arrested 1970, in solitary confinement, Sinoia Prison, 1970-1972; in exile, 1972-1979; founder member Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) Branch, Birmingham, and district Chairman ZANU (UK), 1975; joined ZANU Headquarters, Maputo, 1977; deputy secretary for Finance, Central Committee, ZANU, 1978; elected ZANU-PF MP for Manicaland, 1980, also elected Speaker of the Zimbabwe Parliament, 1980-1990; Senior Minister for Political Affairs, 1990, secretary for Transport and Welfare, Politburo, ZANU-PF since 1984.

Arrangement

Chronological

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: permission of Mr Mutasa required for access.

Acquisition Information

Papers deposited by Mr Mutasa, 1973.

Other Finding Aids

See link for repository catalogue.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

No copying without Mr Mutasa's permission.

Related Material

ICS holds a number of collections containing material on Rhodesian politics including African National Congress (ICS 1), Ignatius Chigwendere (ICS 12), Canon Leslie Gready (ICS 25), Joe Kennedy (ICS 42), Tim Matthews (ICS 54), Anthony McAdam (ICS 50), Southern Rhodesia Legal Aid and Welfare Fund (ICS 107), Kenneth Manyonda (ICS 108) , Miles Pedder (ICS 58), Rhodesia: UDI (ICS 83), Southern Rhodesia: Ministry of Justice and Southern Rhodesia: Ministry of Native Affairs.