Rhodesia: Slum Clearance, Salisbury-Style

Working under cover of darkness, Rhodesian officials last week swooped down on the thatched kraal of Chief Rekayi Tangwena. After a brief, bitter struggle, Rekayi and a subchief were bundled into a police Land-Rover and driven to a tribal reserve 17 miles away.

Protesting their chief's removal, 160 angry tribesmen hiked 30 miles to the nearest district commissioner's office. They were led by Rekayi's defiantly bare-breasted wife, Matadziseyi, and a number of women who stripped completely —a common form of demonstrating contempt for authority in some parts of Africa. Most of the protesters, including the women, were seized and jailed...

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