Liberation Heritage

NATIONAL HEROES ACRE

“TORTURING A NATION”

THE CHIBONDO GENOCIDE

This is an exhibition that showcases the results of an exhumation carried out in 2011 at Chibondo Mine in Mount Darwin. Chibondo is a focus case that epitomizes numerous horrific insistences where thousands of innocent civilians and Liberation fighters were killed and dumped into mine shafts and shallow graves in an attempt to curtail Zimbabwe’s marched freedom. Also on exhibition will be results of osteo- archaeological analyses of the exhumation findings. The exhibition, which is largely pictorial, is anchored on a 3 metre 3D model of the mine shaft showing the three levels from which bodies were recovered separated by both the type of remains recovered as well as their different states of preservation.


The exhibition also utilizes audio and video facilities formed part of the documentation at Chibondo.