Southern Rhodesia African National Congress

Southern Rhodesia African National Congress

The Southern Rhodesia African National Congress (SRANC) was a political party active between 1957 and 1959 in Southern Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe). Committed to the promotion of indigenous African welfare, it was the first fully fledged black nationalist organisation in the country. While short-lived—it was banned by the predominantly white minority government in 1959—it marked the beginning of political action towards black majority rule in Southern Rhodesia, and was the original incarnation of the National Democratic Party (NDP); the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU); the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU); and the Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF), which has governed Zimbabwe since 1980. Many political figures who later became prominent, including Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo, were members of the SRANC.

Read more about Southern Rhodesia African National Congress:  Beginnings, Ideology and Organisation, Todd's Fall and The Banning of SRANC, Later History and Zimbabwean Independence, = The NDP, ZAPU and The "mother of All Splits To Form ZANU in 1963

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