Lessons not learnt
Ian Smith was against majority rule in Rhodesia in 1970s because he did not think the blacks were ready to rule the country.
Whether he was right or not is open to debate. Britain forced Rhodesia at the time into majority rule and Mugabe was installed as its president. What a disaster that proved to be for the country when he evicted the white farmers from their land and bankrupted the country.
Mugabe was deposed and the new regime in Zimbabwe has now invited white farmers back.
South Africa does not appear to have learnt the lesson from Zimbabwe and by evicting white farmers from their land will go the same way. Based on what we are seeing, Ian Smith was correct for both Zimbabwe and South Africa. IAN BEVAN Landsdale