Mbuya Nehanda ~ A Spiritual Guide & Resistance Leader

Mbuya Nehanda : A Spiritual Leader from Zimbabwe

This album cover is a piece of history itself as you witness one of Zimbabwe’s greatest heroes on the day they were arrested by british colonial authority for fighting against their oppresion. .

The only woman on this picture is Mbuya Nehanda or Charwe wokwa Hwata by her birth name. Born in 1862, Charwe became a medium to the spirit of Nehanda (female spirit of land and fertility) and was also a spiritual guide who participated to the resistance “struggle” against the colonisers.

This uprising called, the First Chimurenga, took place from 1896-1897 and she was executed in 1898 by hanging.

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