1976 in Rhodesia

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See also: 1975 in Zimbabwe, other events of 1976, 1977 in Zimbabwe and Years in Zimbabwe.


Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

June[edit]

August[edit]

  • 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.

September[edit]

  • 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.

November[edit]

  • 15 November - 31 guerillas killed by Rhodesian Security Forces in a battle in the Honde Valley

December[edit]

  • 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.

Unknown[edit]

Births[edit]

Mark David Botha

Deaths[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • (1978). "The Valiant Years." Galaxie Press, Salisbury, Rhodesia

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.