Rhodesia's Ex-Prime Minister Ian Smith Dead at 88 Ian Smith, Rhodesia's last white prime minister whose attempts to resist black rule dragged the country now known as Zimbabwe into isolation and civil war, died after suffering a stroke. He was 88. Smith died at a clinic near Cape Town, South Africa.
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Rhodesia's Ex-Prime Minister Ian Smith Dead at 88

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Rhodesia's Ex-Prime Minister Ian Smith Dead at 88

Rhodesia's Ex-Prime Minister Ian Smith Dead at 88

Rhodesia's Ex-Prime Minister Ian Smith Dead at 88

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Ian Smith, Rhodesia's last white prime minister whose attempts to resist black rule dragged the country now known as Zimbabwe into isolation and civil war, died after suffering a stroke. He was 88. Smith died at a clinic near Cape Town, South Africa, where he spent his final years with his family.

Angus Shaw, an Associated Press reporter in Harare, speaks with Renee Montagne.