The National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ ) is Zimbabwe's premier heritage organization established under an Act of Parliament; The National Museums and Monuments Act (Chapter 25:11).




This memorial shrine marks the place where the gallant Seven Heroes of the 28 th April 1966 Battle of Chinhoyi perished in a fiery military contact with the Rhodesian Forces. This Battlesignaled the beginning of the armed struggle, the Second  Chimurenga/Umvukela that brought Independence toZimbabwe on 18 th April 1980. The monument and field museum is being developed in memory of Christopher Chatambudza, David Guzuzu, Godwin Manyerenyere, Arthur Maramba, Godfrey Dube, Chubby Sawana (Savanhu), and Simon Nyandoro for their immense contribution to the liberation and emancipation of the people of Zimbabwe from colonial bondage. Once completed, the information stations around the monument will chronicle the 1966 Battle and are all named in memory of the Seven.



Kamungoma Monument is proposed for listing as a National Monument on the basis of the significance of people’s (povo) participation in the war of liberation. It demonstrates how the people sacrificed their all to shelter and feed the liberation fighters even when it meant at the expense of their lives. The people fully embraced the struggle and they fought with open hands to defend their land and dignity. One hundred and five (105) civilians died at a pungwe gathering at Kamungoma on the night of May 14 1978. Indeed, the people were the water and liberation fighter the fish during the war as per the Maoistaxiom. Kamungoma Monument was developed under the 100 days cycle with a scope to construct a memorial, develop a field museum, install signage and visitor facilities and fence the proposed National Monument. The program will continue beyond the 100 days to rehabilitate all the graves of the victims of the barbaric massacre and mark them to demonstrate the people’s participation in the war of liberation.