by New York Material Aid Campaign for ZANU
New York, New York, United States
Undated, July 10, 1979 or a day or two later.
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The leaflet says this morning Bishop Abel Muzorewa is being interviewed by Time Magazine; Muzorewa is a puppet for the white supremacist Ian Smith regime that is on its last legs in Rhodesia; members of the US government have invited him here, just like they hosted Ian Smith, to build public support for the lifting of sanctions and pumping arms and money to the dying Muzorewa/Smith regime; the rest of the world has condemned the phony elections and pledged international support for the armed struggle being waged by the Patriotic Front, led by the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), as the true representatives of the Zimbabwean people. The leaflet says the Muzorewa regime does not represent the people of Zimbabwe. Muzorewa was elected in an illegitimate election, that forced people to the polls under the threat of 10,000 armed men; the election of the Muzorewa government has not changed one ounce of white power and privilege over African people; it is the force of African people fighting for their liberation that is ending the oppression Zimbabwean people have suffered under white domination. The leaflet says Muzorewa has unleashed vicious bombing raids against the Zimbabwean people as his first act of power; he has already held major summit meetings with South Africa so that they can form a joint defense against the wars for national liberation being waged in Zimbabwe, Namibia and Azania (South Africa) to destroy white domination and imperialist rule; being a Black person does not make Muzorewa the true representative of African people in Zimbabwe. The leaflet says the people have clearly chosen their leaders through their total mobilization to armed struggle under the leadership of ZANU and the Patriotic Front; the Zimbabwean people have totally liberated 60% of their country and are everyday challenging the Muzorewa/Smith puppet regime in the few remaining cities under their control. The leaflet says the U.S., Britain and South Africa are the mainstays of' the puppet regime and any support for the Muzorewa/Smith puppet regime is an attack on the people of Zimbabwe and their struggle for freedom. The leaflet says we urge you to immediately send telegrams to your Congressmen and demand that international sanctions be maintained and that Muzorewa leave. The leaflet says we also urge you to contribute clothing, medical supplies, and money to ZANU and the people of Zimbabwe to show support for the freedom of Zimbabwe and the defeat of the Muzorewa/Smith puppet regime.
Collection: The Freedom Archives