National Geographic : 1975 May
Bulwark to Rhodesia's whites, symbol of domination to her blacks, Prime Min ister Ian Smith (right)begins a new five year term at his official residence, his wife at his side. At some future date, his policy states, Africans may be ready to exercise "responsible government." Late last year, under pressure from white-ruled South Africa, Smith again entered negotiations with rival black leaders-who in turn were pressured by black-ruled African nations to unite and seek a settlement. Joshua Nkomo, greet ing friends after church (below), formed the Zimbabwe African People's Union, now a part of the African National Coun cil, chaired by Bishop Abel Muzorewa (facing page, lower). Nkomo was re leased from detention to join Bishop Muzorewa in the talks, which could lead to greater representation for blacks.