Ian Smith Quotes (31 quotes)
“Today is not such a tremendous day for us Rhodesians. We made our decision to become a Republic quite a long while ago, and this is simply the process of formalizing it. Our Independence Day is the great day. Rhodesia did not want to seize independence from Britain. It was forced upon us.”
BBC News 'On this day', March 2. Smith recalls era of savages in skins, The Times, March 3, 1970, p. 8.
“Let me say it again. I don't believe in black majority rule ever in Rhodesia, not in a thousand years. I repeat that I believe in blacks and whites working together. If one day it is white and the next day it is black, I believe we have failed and it will be a disaster for Rhodesia.”
Nigel Rees, Sayings of the Century, Unwin paperbacks, 1984, p. 247
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsIan Smith
Born: April 8, 1919
Died: November 20, 2007 (aged 88)
Bio: Ian Douglas Smith GCLM ID was a politician active in the government of Southern Rhodesia, the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe Rhodesia and Zimbabwe from 1948 to 1987, most notably serving as Prime Minister of Rhodesia from 13 April 1964 to 1 June 1979.