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Lot Tagwira (1952 - 1977)

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Lot Tagwira
Born in Selukwe, Southern Rhodesiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Gwanda District Rhodesiamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Jul 2018 | Last significant change: 10 Oct 2018
11:42: Andrew Field edited the Biography for Lot Tagwira. [Thank Andrew for this]
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Categories: BSA Police | Roll of Honour, BSA Police.


Birth & Upbringing: Born 1952 in Selukwe.
Education Lot was educated at Ascot Secondary School in Gwelo.
Vocation: Before joining the police, Lot worked as a storekeeper in Gwelo and then as a farm hand on a local farm. He joined the BSA Police in June 1973; Reg.No.21656; served until February 1977
Demise: Murdered by terrorists while serving as a Constable with Duty Uniform Branch in the Gwanda District (Operation Tangent).[1] [2]. "Lot had been sent out on patrol on 9 February on a bicycle in full district Uniform, serving papers on TV and radio licence defaulters, but failed to return four days later. A search for him proved negative and on 2 March his body was found by a local. He had been shot and it was subsequently established that a small group of terrorists had been seen in the area on the day he disappeared." [3] .
Burial: Lot Tagwira's funeral service took place at Selukwe on 7 March 1977


  1. Andrew Field: BSA Police Roll of Honour BSAP Website
  2. Obituary Notice Outpost 3/1977 Outpost Magazine: Journal of the BSA Police
  3. A Haggett & G van Tonder "Rhodesian Combined Forces Roll of Honour 1966-1981" ISBN 978-1-920143-75-6 based on the original Dr. JRT Wood citing Rhodesian Sitreps and other sources.

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