Talk:Zimbabwe African People's Union

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Hostility between ZAPU and ZANU[edit]

Although this article is only a stub, I'm surprised there isn't more content on the history of conflict between ZANU and ZAPU. iirc the early years of independence saw a violent government crackdown against ZAPU, especially in the south. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ferg2k (talkcontribs) 06:26, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

THIS article also describes the conflict between ZAPU and the UDI regime in absolutely functionalistic terms... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.106.206.169 (talk) 06:20, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

The long section about the Unity Accord has lots of accusations (which are most likely true) but need some sort of verification. Part of it also seems to be a personal account which should at least be labeled as such.129.105.203.238 (talk) 18:08, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

ZAPU and ZANLA sponsorship[edit]

There is one great businessman/politician that seems to have been forgotten by our Zimbabwean history, Ernest Mashiri Chiriseri. A direct descendent of Karimandari Chiriseri who was executed at Harare Central Prison during the First Chimurenga war. Ernest Mashiri Chiriseri played a vital role in the Second Chimurenga by sponsoring many ZAPU and ZANLA operations and was assasinated on the 11th September 1971 aged 41. At the time of his death he was the then would be successor to Joshua Nkomo. Ernest Mashiri Chiriseri had amassed wealth in the form of Welhelmina farm he bought in Beatrice in 1961 and ten years later the area was declared a white only farming area. The farm was often used as a hideout for key ZAPU officilas including Joshua Nkomo on several ocassions. He was however renowned for his cattle farming and ran a string of shops, service stations and bars around the Chihota and Mhondoro communal. His businesses were constantly attacked, vandalised and some burnt down by Rhodesian Forces in search of ZANLA forces, which were normally fed and clothed at these outlets. Zimhat2003 (talk) 00:48, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Ideology[edit]

There is no information about the group's ideology (neither past or present). There should be some talk about it. Charles Essie (talk) 18:02, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Split?[edit]

Didn't ZAPU recently split from ZANU–PF, after all they have there own presidential candidate running against Robert Mugabe in the 2013 elections. Charles Essie (talk) 17:20, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Sort of - in 2008 some former ZAPU members in ZANU-PF split and reformed the ZAPU party. Others remained in. It's in the article, but needs improving. Babakathy (talk) 05:52, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
Agree, this article is missing a ton of information about the group's history. It also talks about the group in past tense, which is not right beacuse the group still exists. Charles Essie (talk) 17:09, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
The split *is* mentioned. Babakathy (talk) 13:09, 31 July 2013 (UTC)