Tag Archives: Joshua Nkomo

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th February, 1959 : Claiming that Southern Rhodesia was faced with an imminent outbreak of violence instigated by African political agitators, Sir Edgar Whitehead, the colony’s British Premier, today declared a state of emergency … Continue reading

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Comrade Nkomo

Ludwig von Gress Comrade Nkomo was mentioned here yesterday (Nothing New Under the Sun – 4th September 1978) in connection with successful downing of the Rhodesia Airlines Viscount (Flight 825). Shortly thereafter, on 12 February 1979, the terrorists under his … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 4th September, 1978 : An Air Rhodesia Viscount airliner with 56 people on board crashed in remote bush country near Lake Kariba this evening, after being hit by a Russian SAM-7 heat-seeking missile. Both … Continue reading

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