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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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The paper seeks to analyse three autobiographies written by Bishop Abel Muzorewa, Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole and Joshua Nkomo and how they try to reorder, to compose, decompose and recompose the past in a bid to influence the trajectory of events into the future.
In 1979 Abel Muzorewa became the first black premier of which country?
Smith was successful in persuading Bishop Abel Muzorewa and other internally based African nationalist leaders to agree to the internal settlement.
In Rhodesia this caused both the white population and the South African government to place their faith in Bishop Abel Muzorewa as the 'acceptable face' of African nationalism.
Whatever the merits of these claims, Zimbabweans still remember support given by the Conservative government to the highly unpopular Abel Muzorewa as leader of independent Zimbabwe in 1981.