Rhodesia was hit with global sanctions after the then ruling party, Rhodesia Front unilaterally declared independence from Great Britain in November 1965.
The then Prime Minister, Ian Douglas Smith said that the punitive sanctions were to some extent a blessing in disguise.
Smith said that sanctions spurred an industrial revolution because it allowed the Rhodesians to broadedn the economy.
Leadership makes a way not excuses, Mnangagwa @edmnangagwa makes too many.
Smith had UN Sanctions
— Dr Nkululeko Sibanda (@DrNkuSibanda) March 10, 2019