The 28-year-old joins the club following a recommendation from former Ferguslie professional Keith Dabengwa, with the pair teammates at Zimbabwe cricket franchise Matabeleland
Now, she says, "it's become this thing that I cannot get out of my head." Tshuma grew up in Matabeleland
, where much of the violence took place, and eventually made her way to the United States, where she was accepted to the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop.
For instance, two years after the attainment of independence, the notion of filth was used to designate dissenting voices in the regions of Matabeleland
and the Midlands in what has come to be known as the Gukurahundi massacres.
Mnangagwa was in charge of national security at the time of the 1982-87 assault in Matabeleland
, and analysts said the Bulawayo rally blast could have been calculated to implicate Mnangagwa's Ndebele opponents and stir up trouble.
Subsequent tournaments followed and this summer 16 CONIFA members gathered in London - some from as far away as the south Pacific island of Tuvalu, or Matabeleland
, in west Zimbabwe - to compete in the largest tournament the organisation has yet hosted.
Another cabinet minister is the airforce boss -- Air Marshal Perence Shiri, who had previously headed a special North-Korean trained unit that is alleged to have committed atrocities during a crackdown on a rebellion in the western Matabeleland
province in the early 1980s.
Air Marshal Shiri is directly linked to the Matabeleland
massacre of thousands of people by a North Korea-trained military brigade in the 1980s when Mr Mugabe moved against a political rival.
One cannot help reflecting on what all of Mugabe's scheming, and killings (the Matabeleland
massacre); the intimidation and beatings of opposition figures; the cowing of the population; the destruction of one of Africa's most promising economies; the exodus of millions of Zimbabweans to foreign lands just to keep body and soul together; the unchecked looting of the national treasury; the pomp and arrogance while ordinary folk were scrambling around for food for their children; and the endless misery of being Zimbabwean, has amounted to?
After independence in 1980, Mnangagwa, then the state security minister, directed the "Gukurahundi" massacres of supposed dissidents in the Matabeleland
and Midlands provinces.
However, Mnangagwa's history as state security chief during the so-called Gukurahundi crackdown, when an estimated 20,000 people were killed by the Fifth Brigade in Matabeleland
in the early 1980s, suggested that quick, sweeping change was unlikely.