Last president of Rhodesia, Ian Smith, dies

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November 20, 2007 23:11

 
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Ian Smith, Rhodesia's last white prime minister whose attempts to resist black rule dragged the country, now known as Zimbabwe, into isolation and civil war, has died, according to a family friend. He was 88. Smith died at a clinic near Cape Town, South Africa, according to longtime friend Sam Whaley. He had recently suffered a stroke.

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