RHODESIA: The Stinkwood Summit Fails

"I don't expect it to last more than 30 minutes," Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith growled on the eve of his meeting with black Rhodesian leaders. In fact the meeting, held in a white railway car perched on a bridge 310 ft. above the Zambezi River and overlooking thundering Victoria Falls, was spread over 14 hours. While it came to nothing, there was one consolation for Smith's foes. Mused Bishop Abel Muzorewa, head of the African National Council that claims to speak for Rhodesia's 5.8 million blacks: "It was the longest 30...

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