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
MUTASA, Didymus Noel Edwin (b 1935)
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- ReferenceGB 101 ICS 91
- Dates of Creation1970-1973
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
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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.
Conditions Governing Access
Restricted: permission of Mr Mutasa required for access.
Papers deposited by Mr Mutasa, 1973.
Other Finding Aids
See link for repository catalogue.
Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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No copying without Mr Mutasa's permission.