I have been looking, unsuccessfully, for a quotation to do with – anonymity – smear and rumour. Really an inadequate attempt to cut down to size the twisted minds that make ‘funny’ telephone calls, spread rumour and write offensive letters to which they significantly have not the guts to put their name. I do not receive many of the latter but I do receive enough to warrant mention of the matter. There are reasons to suppose that this sort of thing is sometimes politically motivated. Indeed, it is really a pattern with which in Rhodesia we have become all to familiar and better men than I have been its target.
7th September, 1969