The Rhodesian Prime Minister, Mr Ian Smith, and his Government were the subjects of a scathing attack on Wednesday (October 10th).
The Rhodesian Prime Minister, Mr Ian Smith, and his Government were the subjects of a scathing attack on Wednesday (October 10th). Mr Allan Savory, founder of the opposition Rhodesia Party, which emerged last year, said the present Government had not made a single major political decision which had proved correct. Mr Savory was speaking on his return from Britain, where he'd had talks with the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Alec Douglas-Home.
In an exclusive interview, Mr Savory said the Government had come to the "end of the road" and had "run out of ideas". He accused the Government of "petty racialism", and said it was polarising the races in Rhodesia. Mr Savory said many of the Government's actions had proved to be political blunders.
The Rhodesia party, which is principally white, proposes a multi-racial constitutional council, outside the political sphere, in an effort to give the majority African population more power in the running of the country's affairs. The Party has close ties with the African National Council (ANC) - which is generally recognised as representing the majority of African opinion in Rhodesia.