The Devil Himself

Legum, Colin
December 1977
New Republic;12/17/77, Vol. 177 Issue 25, p17
Focuses on the regime of Ian Smith in the Rhodesian military government. Reference to the events of November 27, 1977, involving the massacre of Rhodesians; Discussion on his military power to delay independence; Decision of Smith to strike his murderous blow on the very eve of his negotiations to achieve an internal settlement of the Rhodesian crisis; Power struggle in Rhodesia; Opinion of black leaders who have agreed to negotiate with Smith that the only way of averting a civil war is to create conditions for free elections based on one-man, one-vote; Mistrust of the Zimbabwe Patriotic Front, which controls most of the guerrillas on the Smith Regime; Insistence of the Front that no free elections are possible so long as the Smith regime retains any resemblance of power.


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