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Did the MDC draw support from former ZAPU voters and politicians?

In the late 80s, Joshua Nkomo's former organisation ZAPU was taken over by Mugabe's ZANU. Did the MDC draw any former ZAPU politicians in? Did it draw support from the same ethnic groups and areas in ...
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Why did ZANU (instead of ZAPU) come to power after the Rhodesian Bush War?

Given recent events in Zimbabwe I am curious about the country's origins, and have been reading various articles on Wikipedia. Principally this on the Rhodesian Bush War. I would like to know why ...
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Why would the Rhodesians trust Blacks in their army?

I was reading about Rhodesia and found that there were Blacks serving in the Rhodesian military. The caption of this picture asserts that they were the majority of the millitary! I would have ...