[Letter to President Jimmy Carter about a possible meeting with Bishop Muzorewa]

by Washington Office on Africa, Edgar Lockwood
Washington, DC, United States
June 28, 1979
Publisher: Washington Office on Africa
2 pages
Type: Correspondence
Coverage in Africa: Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Letter to President Carter welcoming his decision to retain Rhodesian sanctions but expressing concern over the news he might meet with Bishop Muzorewa. Bishop Muzorewa came to the United States at the invitation of Senator Jesse Helms to lobby Congress to lift sanctions against Rhodesia. The letter urges Carter to be consistent with his prior determination and refrain from any acts which might lend recognition and credibility to the Salisbury regime. The letter says that rather than meet with Bishop Muzorewa "we recommend that the United States protest strongly against the continued raids into Zambia and Mozambique since the election and warn the Salisbury regime that the international community sill not tolerate such wanton acts of aggression."
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root