Museum of African Liberation is a museum being built in Zimbabwe to document the liberation of the African continent. The museum is the brainchild of the Pan-African think tank Institute of African Knowledge (INSTAK)

Location

The museum will be located in Warren Park, Harare.

History

On the 21st of October 2020 several diplomats held a meeting to establish the Museum of Africa Liberation. [1]

Russia, UNESCO, China, and several African countries pledged their support for the building of the museum. China pledged 7 000 US dollar seed money towards the project and invited Zimbabwe to the eastern country to get a Chinese experience on how projects of such magnitude are done.

Some of the African countries that endorsed the project were; Algeria, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Zambia.[2]

Collection

The museum will house liberation artefacts for several freedom icons such as ZANLA military commander, General Josiah Tongogara, former Vice Presidents Simon Muzenda and Joseph Msika as well as Leopold Takawira, among others.

The museum will also have a book that details the incarceration of nationalists by the Smith regime during the liberation struggle.

The book is titled, Ian Smith’s Hostages: Political Prisoners in Rhodesia. It was published by the International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa on January 1, 1976. The book was presented by Kembo Mohadi on December 9, 2020.[3]

References

  1. First diplomatic meeting to establish the Museum of African Liberation held, UNSECO, Published: October 22, 2020, Retrieved: December 10, 2020
  2. Margaret Matibiri, Major Boost for Museum of African Liberation project, ZBC, Published: October 22, 2020, Retrieved: December 10, 2020
  3. Mukudzeyi Chingwere, VP Mohadi presents book on detention during Smith regime, Chronicle, Published: December 10, 2020, Retrieved: December 10, 2020