1978 in Rhodesia

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See also: 1977 in Zimbabwe, other events of 1978, 1979 in Zimbabwe and Years in Zimbabwe.


Events[edit]

January[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • 14 April - Nine black ministers sworn into serve on the Ministerial Council of the Transitional Government.

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • 23 June - 12 whites murdered in Vumba. 8 British missionaries (3 men and 5 women) and 4 of their children were bayonetted to death at Emmanuel Mission School at Vumba by guerillas. The dead belonged to the Elim Pentecostal Church.
  • 24 June - Rhodesia beat Western Transvaal 41-9 in a Currie Cup match played at Hartsfield Rugby Ground, Bulawayo.
  • 28 June - Three Zimbabwe African People's Union fighters kill two German missionaries.

August[edit]

  • 15 August - The Rhodesia Herald was renamed The Herald.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]