A new political organisation -- the Rhodesia Party -- is being formed to challenge Mr Ian Smith's Rhodesian Front.
A new political organisation -- the Rhodesia Party -- is being formed to challenge Mr Ian Smith's Rhodesian Front. Officials of the party will be chosen by secret ballot on September 30.
One of the leaders of the new party is Mr Allan Savory, MP, who resigned from the Rhodesian Front this year because it was "abusing the power given by the electorate in good faith and trust. "He now sits in the Assembly as an Independent.
Plans to form the new party had been continuing while Premier Ian Smith's ruling Rhodesian Front met during a secret congress this week.
The Rhodesian Party would be right-wing, but would not support" petty apartheid". A manifesto, prepared by Mr Savory and currently being circulated to leading Rhodesians from whom the Rhodesia Party hopes to draw initial support, says there is a need for white Rhodesians to face the fact that black, coloured and Asian Rhodesians were asking for their pride, dignity and acceptance as Rhodesians.
Mr Savory was asked to define party principles.
SYNOPSIS: As the ruling Rhodesian Front held its private congress behind closed doors in Bulawayo, it was announced that a new party was being formed. Allan Savory talks about the policies of the new Rhodesia Party....