(000228.79-E000157.73NRLOSUC20V)[This was the biggest, and to my knowledge, perhaps the only true, "South African style" bombing that we had inside a major city in Rhodesia. The Woolworths bombing. In South Africa, this type of stuff was very common in the 1980s. We had this going on a LOT! Many times it did not even make the news it was so common. Jan]
This is what Wikipedia says about it:
On 6 August 1977, during the Rhodesian Bush War, a Woolworths store in Salisbury, Rhodesia (today Harare, Zimbabwe) was bombed by Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA). Eleven civilians were killed and 76 were injured. Of those killed, eight were black Rhodesians, including two pregnant women and a young boy, and three were whites, members of a single family, Gillian and Donald Mayor and their mother. Mr Mayor and another daughter, Wendy, were seated in a car outside when the bomb went off.
The bomb, comprising about 75 pounds (34 kg) of high explosives, was planted in an area where customers checked packages in before shopping on the upper floor of the two-storey building. It detonated shortly before the crowded store was to close at noon that Saturday. The perpetrators, two teachers, afterwards escaped to Mozambique.
Ian Smith, the Rhodesian Prime Minister, expressed horror at the bombing. "Those who have perpetrated this barbarous outrage can hardly be described as human," he said. Rhodesian black nationalist leaders Bishop Abel Muzorewa and the Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole also condemned the attack.