Lerena later said: "My own view was [that] we could end up like in Zimbabwe where whites were stunned and shocked by the defeat of Bishop Abel Muzorewa
by Mr Robert Mugabe.
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.
And an overwhelming two-thirds of them voted for Abel Muzorewa
, making him Rhodesia/Zimbabwe's first black prime minister.
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.