These elections in 1979 were an attempt by the Rhodesian Government to hand over

power to a "moderate" black leader.  Abel Murorewa was duly elected, and the country was renamed

Zimbabwe Rhodesia

 

Many vehicles were designed to minimise the damage done by land mines.

This is a Leopard, outside the polling station at Esibomvu School

 

Preparing to receive voters at Esibomvu

 

Unloading equipment to set up a polling station at Nswazi

 

Rural voters at Nswazi have the voting procedure explained to them

 

Voters queuing at Nswazi

 

Travelling between polling stations

 

Voters queue at Ncema

 

First the fingers are checked under U.V. light, then the fingers are marked with an

alcohol-soluble invisible dye, after which a ballot paper is issued to the voter

 

Fear and suspicion as the process is carried out

 

The voting booths

 

Casting a vote (Tony Davey presides; Roy Ashby looks on)

 

The ballot box is sealed - time for a break.

(Roy Ashby far left; Gordon Macdonald and Tony Davey about to light up.)

 

On to The Winslow Boy

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