Motto: Sit Nomine Digna (Latin)
"May it be worthy of the name"
Anthem: "Rise, O Voices of Rhodesia"
|Common languages||English (official)|
|Josiah Zion Gumede|
|Historical era||Cold War|
|1 June 1979|
|11 December 1979|
|1979||390,580 km2 (150,800 sq mi)|
|Today part of||Zimbabwe|
Zimbabwe Rhodesia (/ /) was an unrecognized state in southern Africa. It replaced the Republic of Rhodesia from 1 June 1979 to 12 December 1979. It was replaced by the re-established British colony of Southern Rhodesia for three months before being replaced by the present day Republic of Zimbabwe.
References[change | change source]
- Section 6 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Rhodesia, 1979: "There shall be a President in and over Zimbabwe Rhodesia who shall be Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of Zimbabwe Rhodesia." Quoted in The Struggle for Independence: Doc. 696-899 (February-September 1979) Archived 20 November 2018 at the Wayback Machine, Inst. für Afrikakunde, 1984, page 921