January 27, 2014

On this day January 27th

DARC Ethiophile Chronicles

On this day

On 27 January 1980, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe at the time the Rhodesian nationalist leader returned to Rhodesia after being in exile for five years. Mugabe had been trying to gather support for his party the Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) in Mozambique and had managed to spearhead a guerrilla war against the Salisbury government.

A cheering crowd of approximately 200,000 greeted Mugabe's arrival at the grounds in the Highfield black township of Salisbury. Mugabe told the riotous rally of supporters there would be no more injustice based on race and color.

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