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February 26, 1980

Telegram, Personal for Secretary, Group Evaluation of Rhodesian Situation

Analysis claiming that Bishop will gain majority of votes in the election. Discuss possibility of coup d'etat by security forces should Mugabe win majority of votes.

February 1980

Telegram, from Steward New York to Secextern FA, Kaapstad, Meeting with T Kangai, ZANU’s representative in New York

T Kangai assures that ZANU has a majority support in Zimbabwe, and that if they form a majority government they will establish stability in the state. South Africa and White Rhodesian's have nothing to worry of a ZANU victory.

January 21, 1980

Telegram, From Salisbury, Secextern Cape Town, Meeting with Nkomo about RSA Troops and Electoral outlook

Overview of meeting with Nkomo and his concerns about the stationing of South African forces in Rhodesia, specifically Beit Bridge. An overview is then provided of the major black parties competing in the upcoming elections.

December 31, 1979

Telegram, From Salisbury, Priorite Secextern Pretoria, Funds Needed for Mawena

Mawena needs extra funding to convince Karanga people that could be used against Mugabe in upcoming election. Great opportunity to act now because suspicion exists that Mugabe is responsible for the killing of Tongagara, a Karanga.

December 28, 1979

Meeting of Prime Minister Botha and Bishop Muzorewa

Discuss presence of South African forces and whether this issue could potential hurt Bishop Muzorewa in the upcoming election

October 1979

ZRGBS Report: Zimbabwe-Rhodesia (Z-R) Political Development

Overview of political developments in Zimbabwe-Rodesia reporting hopeful optimism that a settlement can be reached in London. The structure of newly created governing bodies is announced. Additionally it states that the chances of Nkomo winning an election are slim, and that if Mugabe comes to power a clash between ZPRA and ZANLA forces is a strong possibility. If a settlement is not reached, Zimbabwe-Rhodesia will become even more heavily dependent on South Africa.

July 31, 1978

Meeting, Thornhill Air Base between Smith, Fourie, Gaylard and Snell

Discussion of British involvement in Rhodesian conflict resolution, whether domestic British politics is a driving force of Foreign Secretary Owen's recent ovetures.

December 27, 1977

Memorandum, 'Visit to Head Office, Mr. David Richardson, Liaison with the Rhodesian African National Council'

Richardson describes a visit to Rhodesia and meeting with Bishop Muzurewa. Describes tribal factors that influence alliance formation among opposition groups in Rhodesia.

April 1, 1977

Memorandum of Meeting of South African Prime Minister Vorster, Pik Botha and Brand Fourie on Rhodesia

Botha describes that neither South Africa nor Rhodesia can count on much support from the United States.

October 14, 1976

Rhodesian (CIO) Intelligence Report: Formation of Patriotic Front

Report from the Rhodesian Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) on the formation of a patriotic front of Rhodesian African Opposition groups ahead of the Geneva Conference