1976 in Rhodesia
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- 23–24 June – B.J. Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa and Henry Kissinger, United States Secretary of State, hold talks in West Germany over the Rhodesian issue.
- 8 August - Operation Eland, aka the Nyadzonya Raid, is launched into Mozambique by the Selous Scouts
- 11 August - Umtali came under rocket attack and mortar attack from Mozambique in retaliation for Operation Eland. Houses were damaged in Greenside and Darlington.
- 24 September - The Rhodesian Government accepted proposals put forward by U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger for majority rule in Rhodesia within two years.
- 15 November - 31 guerillas killed by Rhodesian Security Forces in a battle in the Honde Valley
- 6 December - A retired Catholic bishop, a Catholic priest and a Catholic nun were shot dead in a guerrilla ambush in Lupane. They were 71-year-old retired Bishop of Bulawayo, Rt. Rev. Adolph Schmitt, 65-year-old Fr Possenti Weggarten, principal of Regina Mundi Secondary School in Lupane, and Sr Maria Frances van den Berg.
- 19 December - 27 male workers killed by guerillas at a tea estate in the Honde Valley.
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- 6 December - Retired Catholic bishop of Bulawayo, Rt. Rev. Adolph Gregory Schmitt, aged 71. Shot by guerillas in Lupane
- (1978). "The Valiant Years." Galaxie Press, Salisbury, Rhodesia
- Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds)(1999). Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood.
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