Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bishop Muzarewa dies

from the BBC:

Bishop Muzorewa entered politics in the 1970s when nationalist politicians were either imprisoned or in exile.

He opposed the armed struggle that was ultimately to lead to independence.

For a brief period in 1979, as white rule ended, he was the prime minister of an interim government when his country became known as Zimbabwe-Rhodesia.

But the administration was short-lived.

And when inclusive elections were held in 1980 after the Lancaster House Agreement, which led to independence, it was Robert Mugabe who swept to power.

Bishop Muzorewa's party only managed to win three of the 100 seats in parliament.

His moment in the political limelight was over.

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