|Darlington Tawanda Sibanda|
Outspoken Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) youth league leader, Darlington Tawanda Sibanda, is set to launch a book which chronicles the journey of the late Rtd Gen Solomon Mujuru up until his mysterious death in an inferno at his farm in Harare in 2011.
Titled Conspiracy- Winds of Change, the book will be virtually launched on April 15 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The presser will be live streamed on the book’s Facebook page @Conspiracy263, and will be available on the book’s website www.conspiracy263.online, on Amazon and other leading online stores.
Set on a fiction modern city in present day Zimbabwe, the book is a thrilling journey that follows a son’s quest to uncover the mysterious death of his father. Set against a political background, the story unravels a tug of war between two political powerhouses aiming at claiming the presidential hot seat.
“The book is on the death of the late Retired General Solomon Mujuru, it’s a work of fiction inspired by a real life individual who died under a mysterious circumstances.
“Many Zimbabweans and people from across the world find it hard to come to terms with the manner in which he passed so I tried to dramatize it in a way which embraces his heroics in the struggle for independence by depicting his death in a respectable way and just to say he never died but he multiplied,” said Sibanda.
Like any other writer, Sibanda has faced challenges of strict censorship in publishing his work especially from the old dispensation.
“We are not free to write or purposefully express ourselves. Zimbabwe has very rich and interesting untold stories that most writers are afraid to tell and also funding and sponsorship is a big challenge,” said Sibanda.
Sibanda is currently working on a new project of a mini-series based on this book, and another script titled ‘Conspiracy – Sins Of The father’.
Born and bred in Hwange, the 31-year-old urged writers to stay relevant and push harder than everyone else. Sibanda is also a graduate in humanitarian work with University of Zimbabwe School Of Social Work. He is currently the Acting CEO of Eyethu Investment Holdings a South African based family run investment holdings company with interests in impactful industries, including connectivity, media and television broadcasting, mobile app developments, mobile game developments, other software system developments and related technologies.