Last Act in Rhodesia

Burnham, James
September 1978
National Review;9/29/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 39, p1198
This article presents information on the political conditions in Zimbabwe. It is reported that Prime Minister Ian Smith had met secretly in Lusaka, capital of Zambia, with Joshua Nkomo, co-leader of the Patriotic Front and commander of the wing of its guerrilla army operating from Zambian bases. The Smith spokesman denied that any suggestion had been made to dismantle the existing administration and to hand over power to the Patriotic Front. It is stated that one of the advantages of secret negotiations is that when they fail to reach agreement, each party to them can give his own version of what happened and claim that all other versions are lies.


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