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First Multiracial Election is held in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, 27 February 1980
After a civil war between ZANU PF and Rhodesian government forces, supported by the South African ANC and South African government respectively, and following the Lancaster agreement, the first elections are held, giving the black majority full voting powers in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). ..
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After the advent of democratic rule in 1994, the newly elected ANC led government was faced with the task of dealing ...read more
1976 According to the government-appointed Cillie Commission of Enquiry 575 people died. Police action resulted in 451 ...read more
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uMkhonto weSizwe (Spear of the Nation or MK), the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), was jointly formed ...read more
1861 Simon Mapogo Makgatho is born at Ga Mphahlele, Pietersburg district in Transvaal (now Limpopo province). 1870 The ...read more
1961 FNLA and MPLA begin a guerrilla campaign to overthrow Portuguese colonial rule. 25 April 1974 Portuguese ...read more
1910 Anti-Indian Legislation: The Public Servants Superannuating Act and Teachers Pensions Act. This furthers ...read more
1940s The oldest Human Immunodeficiency Virus-2 (HIV-2) jumps from animals to humans, according to a Washington-based ...read more
Pre-1860s South Africa is still a predominantly agrarian 1860s-1880s This period marks a turning point in South ...read more
1940 Dr. A.B. Xuma is elected President-General of the African National Congress (ANC). Walter Sisulu joins the ...read more

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