The Fifth Brigade set up a concentration camp in Antelope, where they systematically killed their prisoners. An eyewitnesses told of people being shot, beaten and burned to death.
Interrogations were conducted by the Central Intelligence Organisationand Five Brigade, beatings began at 5.30 am, and electric shocks, water torture,and sexual mutilation were used. Trucks visited the camp nightly, corpses were tipped down disused mine-shafts in the area, and hand grenades were thrown after them. Five Brigade created terror in a sustained and systematic way. Indiscriminate killing was part of the system. All the villagers in Tshomwina, in January-February 1983, were beaten and five were killed, of whom one, badly mutilated, took eight days to die, bereft of medical help.
- excerpt from Zimbabwe's Presidential Elections 2002: Evidence, Lessons and Implications, editor: Henning Melber
Peter Godwin writes about the article and its impact in this 2007 Sunday Times article.
She left school at 18 to join the War of Independence, and adopted the name Teurai Ropa (Spill Blood). After shooting down a Rhodesian helicopter with the machine-gun of a dying comrade, she was promoted to commander.
In Zimbabwe she is famous for blocking the establishment of the telecommunications network Econet just long enough for rival Telecel, part-owned by her husband, to be set up. She lives with her widely-feared husband, Solomon Mujuru (Rex Nhongo) on a 3,500-acre farm seized illegally - according to Zimbabwe's Supreme Court - from its white owner.