Southern Rhodesia Communist Party

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Southern Rhodesia Communist Party
Founded 1941
Ideology Communism

Southern Rhodesia Communist Party was an illegal, underground communist party in Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe). It emerged in 1941 from a split in the Rhodesia Labour Party.[1] The party had a small, and predominantly white, membership. The party had links to the Communist Party of South Africa and the Communist Party of Great Britain.[2] The party disappeared in the late 1940s.[3] Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing was a member of the party.[4]


  1. ^ Crisis in Zimbabwe
  2. ^ Revolutionaries, resistance and crisis in Zimbabwe | Links
  3. ^ Green Left - ZIMBABWE: Women and the fight against HIV/AIDS
  4. ^ Liukkonen, Petri. "Doris Lessing". Books and Writers ( Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015.