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Janet Smith huwde Ian Smith .

Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Ian Douglas Smith (Selukwe (tegenwoordig: Shurugwi), 8 april 1919 - Kaapstad (Zuid-Afrika), 20 november 2007) was een Rhodesisch politicus. In 1965 verklaarde hij Rhodesië onafhankelijk van Groot-Brittannië.

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Janet Smith

Janet Smith

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Janet Duvenage Smith CLM (née Watt; 1915 – 3 December 1994) was the wife of Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia from 1964-79. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, to Scottish parents, she studied History at the University of Cape Town and became a teacher. In 1942, she married Piet Duvenage, a rugby player, and had two children. He died in an accident on the rugby field in 1947. The next year, a short visit with family in Southern Rhodesia became permanent when she accepted a teaching job in Selukwe. There, she met her future husband, who had recently come home from World War II. In 1948, the couple got married and bought a farm, and Ian was elected to the Rhodesian Parliament.

In 1964, when Ian Smith became Prime Minister of Rhodesia, the family moved to the premier's residence in Salisbury. Smith split her time between state functions and managing the farm back in Selukwe. After Zimbabwean independence from the United Kingdom in 1980, her husband was defeated at the 1980 Southern Rhodesian general election; but remained in parliament until 1987. Smith continued to divide her time between Harare and the farm until her death from cancer in 1994.