Zimbabwe: Getting Even

ZIMBABWE Getting Even Ian Smith runs into trouble

During Rhodesia's long, bloody civil war, Prime Minister Ian Smith was a staunch defender of a white Rhodesia and imposed draconian measures against black opponents. Now that Rhodesia has become Zimbabwe and blacks govern in the capital of Harare, once Salisbury, Smith, 63, has had reason to ponder some of his past actions: the same emergency powers that he invoked to defend white minority rule are being used against him.

Last week police searched Smith's Harare home looking for "subversive" material. They also ordered him to turn over all the firearms he kept on his...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

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 TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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