Tuesday’s Piece

“I am particularly incensed when non-Rhodesians involve themselves in politics….This (exhibit) advertisement….is the work of a non-citizen. It might be his good intention to become a citizen. But in the meantime I would say that he is here on probation and should keep his nose out of active politics. He should certainly not seek to influence those of us who are voters in a manner which implies that we are lot of nit-wits. In many countries such a person would find his stay short-lived. Indeed, some have been deported from Rhodesia seemingly for less….”

(Extract from speech by Independent candidate for Salisbury City at Liberty Cinema – April 2nd, 1970)

John Lentell

19th June, 1970

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