Nehanda and Kaguvi mediums’ judgement dockets (April 1897). Case between State versus Nehanda and Kaguvi spirit mediums leading to their execution.

Documentary heritage submitted by Zimbabwe and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2015.

Kaguvi and Nehanda dockets comprises the judgement record, judge Watermeyer`s criminal record book (1898-1899), some manuscripts as well as all the court proceedings. Kaguvi and Nehanda were key spirit mediums who inspired Zimbabwean revolution against colonial rule. Under their guidance and leadership, individual chiefdoms were united to resist the colonial wave in what now is remembered as the first Chimurenga (War of liberation) between 1895-6.

  • Year of submission: 2014
  • Year of inscription : 2015
  • Country: Zimbabwe
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