Serving Secretly – an Intelligence Chief on Record : Rhodesia Into Zimbabwe, 1964-81 – Ken Flower

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A very interesting read, especially to the student of history and international relations. The book provides historical information on the period of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle and the attempts by the front line states, the UK, South Africa and the USA to bring the liberation war to an end. What is particularly more interesting is that the book allows us to peak through this period through the lenses of a white Rhodesian.
Ken Flower in this book answers some questions that have baffled many historians and keen students of history during this period. One particularly interesting question is, who was responsible for Herbert Chitepo’s death. Although Ken Flower does not provide a name, he asserts that the assassination was carried out by the Rhodesian authorities. He categorically states that he informed the Zambian authorities after they had conducted their commission of inquiry on the death of Chitepo but they were not interested in establishing the truth but had one political objective, that was to drive Zanu out of Zambia. On Josiah Tongogara’s death, he asserts that there was no foul play, it was an accident. Although in my view there is reason for suspicion because Tongogara had agreed to work with Nkomo to prepare for elections under the patriotic front and Mugabe was totally opposed to that view. On Eddison Sithole’s disappearance, he confirms what everyone knew that it was the CIO/special branch responsible. The reason for his disappearance was that he was a hardliner in Muzorewa’s ANC and was hampering talks.
There are many other interesting insights in the book, like that Nhari and Badza, the ZANLA army commanders who led the Nhari/Badza rebellion in 1974 worked with the Rhodesian intelligence. What the book does not specify in my view, was whether they cooperated with the secret service knowingly or unknowingly because they were raising genuine concerns of resource abuse by the military elites.
Ken Flower believes Bishop Muzorewa to have been genuine although very weak and indecisive. They took advantage of those weaknesses and made him a puppet unknowingly. Review by Whitlaw Mugwiji
First Edition. Hardcover, in impeccable condition inside and out, clean clean. A great dust wrapper covered in a protective sleeve for extra protection. Pages 330 with
B & white photographs. See OUR OWN copy of the book for quality control.
NB 6 copies on the internet as at 16.01.2021 prices $800 to $1300
= ZAR 11 000 to ZAR 20 000, our price most favourable
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SKU: 9780719544385 Category: Title: Serving Secretly - an Intelligence Chief on Record : Rhodesia Into Zimbabwe, 1964-81
Author: Ken Flower
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Year: 1987
ISBN10: 0719544386
ISBN13: 9780719544385
Condition: Mint
Format: Hardcover
Inventory No: 936

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A very interesting read, especially to the student of history and international relations. The book provides historical information on the period of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle and the attempts by the front line states, the UK, South Africa and the USA to bring the liberation war to an end. What is particularly more interesting is that the book allows us to peak through this period through the lenses of a white Rhodesian.
Ken Flower in this book answers some questions that have baffled many historians and keen students of history during this period. One particularly interesting question is, who was responsible for Herbert Chitepo’s death. Although Ken Flower does not provide a name, he asserts that the assassination was carried out by the Rhodesian authorities. He categorically states that he informed the Zambian authorities after they had conducted their commission of inquiry on the death of Chitepo but they were not interested in establishing the truth but had one political objective, that was to drive Zanu out of Zambia. On Josiah Tongogara’s death, he asserts that there was no foul play, it was an accident. Although in my view there is reason for suspicion because Tongogara had agreed to work with Nkomo to prepare for elections under the patriotic front and Mugabe was totally opposed to that view. On Eddison Sithole’s disappearance, he confirms what everyone knew that it was the CIO/special branch responsible. The reason for his disappearance was that he was a hardliner in Muzorewa’s ANC and was hampering talks.
There are many other interesting insights in the book, like that Nhari and Badza, the ZANLA army commanders who led the Nhari/Badza rebellion in 1974 worked with the Rhodesian intelligence. What the book does not specify in my view, was whether they cooperated with the secret service knowingly or unknowingly because they were raising genuine concerns of resource abuse by the military elites.
Ken Flower believes Bishop Muzorewa to have been genuine although very weak and indecisive. They took advantage of those weaknesses and made him a puppet unknowingly. Review by Whitlaw Mugwiji
First Edition. Hardcover, in impeccable condition inside and out, clean clean. A great dust wrapper covered in a protective sleeve for extra protection. Pages 330 with
B & white photographs. See OUR OWN copy of the book for quality control.
NB 6 copies on the internet as at 16.01.2021 prices $800 to $1300
= ZAR 11 000 to ZAR 20 000, our price most favourable
See our price

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Weight 0.85 kg
Dimensions 23.4 × 16.6 × 4 cm

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