ZIMBABWE RHODESIA: Fighting to the Finish Line

Violence, brutality and intimidation mar a gory electoral contest

It is an election that Africa will long remember. It has been marked by political violence, brutality and intimidation, perhaps the worst in the history of the continent's turbulent independence movements. During the two-month campaign in Zimbabwe Rhodesia, there have been 250 deaths and more than 207 declared violations of the cease-fire agreement painstakingly hammered out at London's Lancaster House conference last fall.

The gory contest comes to a merciful close this week with the election of 80 black members to the 100-seat...

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