Gwelo


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Gwelo

 

a city in Southern Rhodesia. Population, 41,300 (1967), including 9,300 Europeans. Railroad and highway junction. Center of a mining (chromites, asbestos, and gold) and agricultural region. Gwelo has cement and metalworking plants and produces ferrochromium.

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She only mentions (in a footnote) two men--the ultra conservative Gwelo Goodman and Edward Roworth--not, for example, the more adventurous Pieter Wenning (born the same year as Everard) or Wolf Kibel (born nine years after Stern but dying in 1938, well before either woman).
The BSAC wanted them to send some nuns to the next town of Gwelo and start a hospital there, unaware that there were so few nuns to do both nursing and missionary work.
After his death, the railway was extended northwards to Gwelo and had been intended to continue to Lake Tanganyika but was diverted to serve the Wankie coalfields and so crossed into Zambia at Victoria Falls.
Regardless of the mode, the transfer was via Fort Charter, Enkeldoorn, Umvuma, Iron Mine Hill, Gwelo and thence to Bulawayo.
Dr Banda was detained in Gwelo along with Chipembere, Dunduzu, and later, Yatuta Chisiza and, for a short while, Kaphombe Nyasulu.(25) Kanyama Chiume, who was also stated to have joined them was not in the country at the time, and so escaped detention.
Before the final tragedy sets in, we meet several well-developed characters, the kind one might expect to meet in Paris: Quo Vadis Jackson, a huge black from the United States who dies brutally at the hands of a neo-fascist group; Tosca Zimsu, an attractive African woman who has been raped and whose father and husband were brutally murdered in Africa; her brilliant eleven-year-old son, Gwelo, for whose future she lives, another obsessive mother in the making; Ari, a Zulu with AIDS; and others who complete a well-rounded cast of characters.
Traditional Healers and the Shona Patient, Mambo Press: Gwelo (1978).
(16) This outbreak originated at Nuanetsi Ranch along the Fort Victoria-Beitbridge road in the southeast, then spread to Victoria, Enkeldoorn and Gwelo. In Bulawayo, the disease broke out at Liebig's Ranch from where it spread to surrounding areas: Beitbridge (Chibi), Tuli (Gwanda), Dendele (Chibi) Siyoka (Belingwe District), Insiza District, Bubi District and Gwelo District (see Map 1).
Gwelo Developments previous work: SOHO apartments and Mantra Pandanas,
At a party Conference in Gwelo (now Gweru) Sithole was elected president whilst Robert Mugabe was made Secretary-General.
Bishop Aloysius Haene, a Swiss missionary who arrived in Southern Rhodesia in 1940, became the first bishop of Gwelo in 1955 and established close contacts with African nationalists.