Philip Chiyangwa the Rhodesian policeman

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PICTURE – This picture appears to show businessman Philip Chiyangwa as a member of the BSAP (British South Africa Police) African Reserve and according to it he served for several months in the lead-up, during and post the March, 1980 election.

Philip Chiyangwa the Rhodesian policeman
Philip Chiyangwa the Rhodesian policeman

In the November, 2000, publication ‘The History of the British South Africa Police’, Chiyangwa was featured in this photograph taken at the time of the election lying prone with a police-issued FN, chatting to a senior, white BSAP officer, Supt Jack Broderick (Officer Commanding Police Reserve, Matabeleland.)

A copy was leaked to Zimabwe’s independent press bringing a vehement denial by Chiyangwa who offered a substantial reward for information as to (the photo’s) source. The photo was, in fact, taken from the BSAP’s magazine ‘Outpost’ archives in the early 80s, to be used at a later date for the-then unplanned history.