Resolving this problem required that blacks and whites come to some new understanding of each others' rights, and that certainly seemed to require powers that went beyond the established physical and spiritual boundaries of Chiefs Makope, Negomo, Chiweshe, and Hwata.
The Hwata chiefdom is in some dispute, both as to who should properly succeed to the chiefship, and whether the physical chiefdom should be located in Chiweshe Communal Area or in Muzarabani Communal Area, far to the north in the Zambezi Valley.
The actual war was fought by heroes of the struggle like Kagubi, Mkwati, Gutsa, Hwata, Chingaira, Makoni and Zindoga.
Mutsvairo views these skirmishes as "the apparently and seemingly one-man resistance of Kadungure Mapondera against white imperialism."(10) One then wonders how Mutsvairo views the contributions made by those who actually took part in the rebellions, people like Mkwati, Mashayamombe, Makoni, Hwata, Chiweshe, Kagubi and a few others.