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Rhodesia's former prime minister Ian Smith is seen in 1984. Smith, who led the country now known as Zimbabwe during a guerrilla war against his whites-only government, died Tuesday in South Africa. In 1965 he declared Rhodesia's independence and its subsequent withdrawal from the British Commonwealth.

Rhodesia's former prime minister Ian Smith is seen in 1984. Smith, who led the country now known as Zimbabwe during a guerrilla war against his whites-only government, died Tuesday in South Africa. In 1965 he declared Rhodesia's independence and its subsequent withdrawal from the British Commonwealth.