RHODESIA: The Target Is Moderation

As the interim settlement falters, fears of a bloodbath grow

Tim Peech, a 31-year-old farmer from the Macheke district, east of Salisbury, was a third-generation Rhodesian and as such a colonial aristocrat. Nonetheless, he believed that white farmers like himself could stay, survive and flourish in a black-ruled Zimbabwe. A longtime critic of Prime Minister Ian Smith's Rhodesian Front party, Peech had organized several meetings with Macheke's tribesmen and informally had tried to work out a cease-fire with black national guerrillas in the district. Last week Tim Peech had become another grim statistic in Rhodesia's bloody civil war. While working the...

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