The World: Taking the Chicken Run

"No Rhodesian worth his salt will run away from the terrorist cowards who attack innocent women and children " So said Rhodesia's then Minister of Security Wickus De Kock in 1974. Times have changed. Earlier this month, De Kock now 45, took what his fellow white Rhodesians derisively call "the chicken run" or "the yellow route": he emigrated The former Cabinet minister explained that he strongly disagreed with the Smith government's negotiations toward black majority rule, adding, "I have certain convictions. I also have a life to lead." Once a millionaire tobacco grower De Kock is now helping his brother run...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!