Chinamano was second-in-command to Joshua Nkomo, and shared many of the same ideological and political beliefs. The two, along with Chinamano's wife Ruth and Joseph Msika, another leadership figure in the struggle, were detained by the Smith administration in 1964. Their influential role at the forefront of the movement proved threatening to the Rhodesian government.
The four leaders spent several years in Gonakudzingwa Restriction Camp, separated from their young families.
Political pressure on the Smith administration resulted in their release. Chinamano resumed his statesman duties.
References[edit | edit source]
- Hanlon, Joseph. Beggar Your Neighbours: Apartheid power in Southern Africa, 1986. Page 189.