Wankie


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Wankie

(ˈwɑːŋkɪ)
n
(Placename) the former name (until 1982) of Hwange
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Haven't we learned from the: Laobaidong colliery disaster in Datong, China (1960) estimated to have 682 deaths due to a gas explosion Coalbrook colliery disaster in Clydesdale, South Africa (1960) with 435 deaths the Mitsui Miike Coal Mine disaster in Fukuoka, Japan (1963) with 458 deaths due to a gas explosion the Wankie Coal Mine disaster in Hwange, Zimbabwe (1972) causing 426 deaths due to suffocation Chasnala coal mine disaster in Dhanbad, India (1975) causing 372 deaths of miners due to drowning.
His dad sent him money for his 21st birthday, which he used to visit Hwange National Park - then known as Wankie Game Reserve - in Zimbabwe.
The law also provided for the establishment of Wankie Game Reserve (now Hwange National Park), Vitoria Falls Reserve, Matobo (now Matoposi) National Park, and Urungwe (now Hurungwe) Game Reserve which set the foundation for the current system of protected areas in the country that now covers approximately 12% of the country's total land area [17, 27, 28].
PJ: I was born in Wankie mining town, which had no farms or ranches close to town; those started in the Matetsi area.
The first attempts at finding a way home through the Wankie and Sipolilo campaigns are documented, and so is their aftermath, leading to the growing crisis within MK that was one of the catalysts for the Morogoro Conference and the opening of ANC membership to non-Africans in 1969.
He emigrated to Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia) in 1960 to take up a post as medical officer at the Wankie Colliery Hospital.
On the 12th of June 1972 the worst mining disaster in the country was experienced at Wankie (now Hwange) coal mine and 430 men, and not women perished in shaft number 2.
Football's funniest team names Frigg Oslo, Deportivo Moron and Wankie FC at http://bit.
The men are Mushota Kaunda, who is eight years into a 20-year sentence with hard labour and John Wankie, currently serving a 16-year sentence.
Hwange which is formerly Wankie was named after a revered local traditional Chief called Hwange and is 100 km from the resort town of Victoria Falls in the far North West of the Matabeleland North province.
The 'Hani Memorandum', a document produced and signed by Chris Hani and six other members of the African National Congress (ANC)'s armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) early in 1969, following the failure of the Wankie and Sipolilo campaigns, is frequently cited but there appears to be no complete copy in a public archive.