Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ian Smith: Obituary


Well I'll be damned, I had no idea the old bugger was still alive, it was only a couple of hours ago when I was posting about the complete fuck up that Mugabe has made of Zimbabwe that I thought old Smith must be rolling in his grave.

Ian Smith was prime minister of Rhodesia for 15 turbulent years.

During that period, his government illegally declared independence from British rule and fought a guerrilla war against factions of the majority black population.

It was a struggle he eventually lost, paving the way for the country's independence as Zimbabwe.

His supporters considered him a political visionary. His detractors called him a racist who stayed in power for too long.more

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