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Muzorewa

Abel (Tendekayi) . born 1925, Zimbabwean Methodist bishop and politician; president of the African National Council (1971--85). He was one of the negotiators of an internal settlement (1978--79); prime minister of Rhodesia (1979)
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Zimbabwe's independence was fast approaching, and Muzorewa was strongly favoured by the Rhodesians as a moderate compromise candidate to lead the country.
Bishop Abel Muzorewa, the first black prime minister of an interim white-dominated government before Zimbabwe's independence, died six days before his 85th birthday.
The Western countries led by Great Britain and the United States attempted to keep the Black liberation movement in Zimbabwe from becoming radicalized by placing Bishop Abel Muzorewa in the position of Prime Minister in the Settler regime (Nessbitt cited in Sklar, 1980).
b) If Mugabe gets less than 50 seats but has more than any other party, our present efforts to Form a coalition based on the tripod of [Bishop Abel] Muzorewa, [Joshua] Nkomo, and [Ian] Smith must be given every opportunity and help, however overt or devious as may be necessary, to succeed in governing the country and resisting the efforts to overthrow them of Mugabe, and anybody who supports him.
I said I didn't know who Cranston Muzorewa was, and therefore felt I couldn't be his friend.
The country was renamed Zimbabwe Rhodesia with Bishop Abel Muzorewa as Prime Minister.
Blacks represented at the Geneva meeting included ZAPU leader Joshua Nkomo, ZANU leader Robert Mugabe, United African National Council (UANC) chairman bishop Abel Muzorewa, and former ZANU leader Rev.
Gwinyai Muzorewa, "The Future of African Theology," Journal of Black Theology in South Africa 4, 1990, 50-51.
Ten others are still being held in connection with what Law and Order Minister Francis Zindoga save is a plot to assassinate Bishop Muzorewa and other black leaders.
Ian Smith and the legitimate black leaders of Rhodesia accomplished that in 1979 in multi-racial elections that brought a black majority government to power under a former Nkomo/Mugabe comrade, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, who had renounced violence to work for peaceful change.
In 1979 Abel Muzorewa became the first black premier of which country?
Led by Bishop Abel Muzorewa and Reverend Canaan Banana, the African National Council in a remarkably short time mobilised the black population for a peaceful, though negative response to the Anglo-Rhodesian proposals.