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The Guns of Matabeleland

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Soon after independence from British colonial rule in 1980 Zimbabwean politicians of the Patriotic Front liberation movement squabble over the power that has been vacated by the British-Rhodesian government.
The two components of the Patriotic Front are bolstered by thousands of armed and war-hardened guerilla fighters, who have fought the powerful Rhodesian army in a bloody bush war for over a decade.
The behaviour of some of the squabbling politicians spills over to the military forces of both components of the liberation movement, causing mistrust, anger and fear. This leads to armed confrontation, chilling bloodshed and wanton destruction of property, in which thousands of civilians perish.

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