Thompson Samkange

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Thompson Samkange (1893–1956) was a major figure in the history of Rhodesian/Zimbabwean independence. [1] He led the African National Council in 1945, and was one of the founders of the Bantu National Congress.

Rhodesia former country in Africa

Rhodesia was an unrecognised state in southern Africa from 1965 to 1979, equivalent in territory to modern Zimbabwe. Rhodesia was the de facto successor state to the British colony of Southern Rhodesia, which had been self-governing since achieving responsible government in 1923. A landlocked nation, Rhodesia was bordered by South Africa to the south, Bechuanaland to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest, and Mozambique to the east.

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He was the father of Zimbabwean historical novelist Stanlake Samkange.

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  1. Missionalia. South African Missiological Society. 1999.
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