Sheba Tavarwisa

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Sheiba Tavarwisa
Occupation
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Zimbabwe Liberation War Fighter
Political partyZANU

Sheiba Tavarwisa was a primary school teacher and fighter in Zimbabwe's war of liberation. She was a member of ZANLA the military wing of ZANU. She left teaching to become one of the first women commanders in ZANLA. Her responsibility in the beginning was to carry arms from Zambia and Mozambique to the frontline in Rhodesia. She was also responsible for working with the peasantry in order to persuade them to support the freedom fighters.[1]

Sheiba later became the deputy head of the education department of ZANU under Dzingai Mutumbuka. She died of a kidney disease.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Fay Chung, Re-living the Second Chimurenga, Memories from the Liberation Struggle in Zimbabwe. Page: Weaver Press, 2006. ISBN 91-710655-1-2.