by Jan Lamprecht
Here you will see a very rare publication. It was produced by the Rhodesian
Government to show what the black Liberators did to their enemies and to those
they suspected of working with the whites.
Terrorism was also used as a way of getting the population to go along
Let me explain how terror in the rural areas of Zimbabwe used to work.
Note, it was very similar to what was done in Vietnam. Here is a short excerpt
from Chapter 2 of my book, Government by Deception, which describes the
general modus operandi:-
The Liberators considered anyone who co-operated with the whites to be a "sell-out" or a
traitor. They used sheer terror to prevent blacks from being friendly towards the whites.
Any moderate black, who co-operated with the whites, was in danger of being beaten, or,
worse still, murdered in the most brutal fashion imaginable. The Liberators were not nice,
kind, democratic people. They were people who were hungry for power and who used any
means to get it. They killed black and white civilians alike in a reign of terror in order to get
It is worth describing shortly, their basic approach. In Zimbabwe, the war was fought in the
rural areas, often far away from civilisation. A gang of guerrillas would approach a village and
gather together all the people who maybe numbered several hundred. They would try to
convince the villagers to support them. They would even teach them politically orientated
songs. They would indoctrinate them with Marxist ideology. But then they would warn them
of what would happen to a sell-out. They would then pick a man from the audience, to
demonstrate to the villagers what they would do to someone who co-operated with the whites.
They might pick a man and then start beating him while forcing the villagers to watch. On some
occasions they would begin cutting flesh from his living body. A favourite target was to cut a
man's ears, or lips off. They might cut his lips off with a knife or a bayonet or even rip them
off with pliers. Then they would call his wife and ask her to cook her husband's flesh. Then
they would make her eat it. All this would be done in full view of the horrified villagers. They
would beat the man, torture him some more and finally bayonet him to death. This, they would
declare, is what will happen to anyone who co-operates with the whites.
With out further ado, let us examine some photographs and let them do the
Mr. Chikombe Mazvida had his lips and ears cut off. His wife was forced to
cook and eat the flesh:-
The Elim Mission Massacre
In June 1978, terrorists killed 8 British missionaries at Elim Mission.
They also killed 4 young children and a 3 week old baby. Note: These
missionaries were at a mission station which was dedicated to helping and
uplifting the black people. Note in the foreground the corpse of the little
baby. These people came in the name of God to help the blacks and this was
the thanks they got. It is very similar to the murder of Amy Bhiel, the
American girl who came to South Africa's townships to help the blacks:-
Various idiots in the World Council of Churches and other places have been
apologists for murders by the black Marxists, saying "they were motivated
by love!" Can you believe it? Look at these young women, with pure hearts
who had their lives snuffed out like this by Marxist garbage:-
30/01/1974: Anna, an innocent woman, whose upper lip was pulled with a
pair of pliers, and hacked off with a rusty bayonet by terrorists.
"Freedom Fighters" herded these men, women & children into this hut and
then set fire to the thatched roof. I am not sure the exact location of this
atrocity. It is most likely in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Such events happened a
number of times, even in South Africa:-
Here is a page you can read which will give you an idea of many terrorist acts
for which not photos are available. The list below could continue on and on for
the next seven years. This is how Robert Mugabe came to power. These were
their tactics. Read, and be disgusted.
Top Photo: 28/10/1973: Mr. Mkambe Chiqueqwete, repeatedly shot by
terrorists at his village. Twenty-three cartridge cases of communist origin
were found at the scene. Motive unknown.
Bottom Photo: 16/04/1974: Four terrorists took Mr. Albert Chigumbuza from
his home in the Rusambo area, accused him of being a "sellout" and shot him
15 times. There was absolutely no connection between Mr. Chigumbuza and
17/04/1974: Mr. Chivarenge was the headman of a village. Ten terrorists
approached him, accused him of being a "sellout", tied his hands behind his
back and shot him. They then shot the 14 cattle which represented the entire
village's worldly wealth and then set fire to the village. Mr. Chivarenge had led
a blameless life and no motive is apparent.
27/06/1973: The body of one of two Chief's Messengers was found in the
Mt. Darwin district. They were abducted from their village and shot through
the back of the head. No motive has been found.
18/01/1974: Six terrorists took schoolteacher Mr. Enias Chakwanya and
Mr Jairos Kachesa from their village in the Mt. Darwin district, laid them on
the ground and beat them to death with a pole. The picture shows
Mr. Chakwanya's body.
23/09/1974: The body of Mr. Goliat from the Kandeya area who was accused of
helping the Security Forces. His hands were tied, he was made to kneel and shot
04/02/1974: The victim of a triple murder in the Kandeya area. He was beaten
with sticks and shot for no apparent reason.
Take note above of the horrific atrocity of 6 May where a man had his
feet chopped off.
04/02/1974: Thirteen terrorists entered a village in the Kandeya area, Darwin
District. They took away Messrs. Gehawa and Taderi and the latter's adult son,
Mr. Enias. They led them to a footpath near the main Darwin Road, bound their
hands, beat them with sticks and shot all three. A senseless killing with no
Shades of things to come. What is different between the senseless shooting
of all these cattle in this village and the senseless burning and destroying of
white farms in Zimbabwe today? The same old terrorist is at work causing untold
senseless suffering just because he craves power.