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The flag was used approximately from 1960-1962. The state of South Kasai
was proclaimed in June 1960 by tribal chief Albert Kalonji.
Jaume Ollé, Jul 1996
This flag is listed under number 6 at the chart Flags of Aspirant
Peoples [eba94] as: «South Kasai
(Independent state, 1960-62) - Zaire». The State of South Kasai lasted
from 09 August 1960 to 02 October 1962. Ruled by President (later King),
it was officially known as the Mining State because of its diamonds and
other precious materials.
Ivan Sache, 12 Sep 1999, quoting from [smi76].
Images sent by Leif Hellström, 23 March 2012
I recently came across these 1961 photos taken in South Kasai
which show actual examples of their flag: As you can see, the
V is a bit smaller than what is illustrated above. On the other hand, the small
flag on the Landrover in the second photo is more similar to the one we
illustrate. So presumably, therefore, there were some variations in the
Leif Hellström, 23 March 2012
image by Harald Müller, 12 Jan 1996
webpage and on this
one is shown a flag quite different from the one we show for South
Kasai, though it would fit the same verbal description, if put vaguely
enough: "Its flag was something like horizontally red-green or green-red
with a large yellow 'V'. [smi75s]".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Jul 2004