1975 in Rhodesia

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1975
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Rhodesia
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The following lists events that happened during 1975 in the Republic of Rhodesia.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • The ceasefire is broken when the Rhodesian government halts the release of detainees, alleging that the ceasefire is not being observed and the United African National Council counterclaim that agreements on freedom of political activity for Africans are not being honoured.

February[edit]

  • 16 February - At a meeting in Cape Town, South African Prime Minister B. J. Vorster informed visiting Prime Minister Ian Smith that the white minority government of South Africa would no longer provide troops to protect Rhodesia's white minority government. Smith, who had been reassured earlier of the Vorster government's support, said later that the decision had struck him "like a bolt from the blue". Rhodesia's government would fall in 1979, as a black majority government took power and the nation was renamed Zimbabwe.[1]

March[edit]

  • 15 March - Ian Smith, Rhodesian Prime Minister, and senior ministers visit South Africa for talks
  • 18 March - Rhodesia’s Diplomatic Mission in Lisbon, Portugal is told to leave by the 30 April

June[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

December[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bernard Magubane, ed., The Road to Democracy in South Africa: 1970-1980 (Unisa Press, 2004) pp57-58