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Alan ‘Taffy’ Brice, an indomitable former member of Britain’s elite 22-SAS Regiment, led a Rhodesian Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) secret assassination team in hostile Zambia comprising himself, Hugh ‘Chuck’ Hind (also of 22-SAS) and Ian and Priscilla Sutherland, whose Zambian farm was used as their rear base. Their orders were to create divisions between the two Rhodesian dissident organisations, Joshua Nkomo’s ZAPU/ZIPRA (backed by Soviet Russia) and Robert Mugabe’s ZANU/ZANLA (backed by Red China), both rear-based in Lusaka.

This true story tells how for six years they led both dissident parties by their noses in a bewildering dance of death and destruction, successfully leading each to believe the other was responsible for their woes. 

They blew up, machine gunned and rocketed ZIPRA’s Lusaka HQ four times and ZANLA’s Lusaka HQ twice. To stir Zambia’s disenchantment with hosting the dissidents they bombed both the Central Post Office and the Times of Zambia’s and blasted an imperial stone lion off its plinth at the High Court leaving obvious clues behind them. When President Nyerere of Tanzania openly criticised Joshua Nkomo, they bombed his Lusaka Embassy ‘in retaliation’. In March 1975 they eliminated ZANU’s Chairman, Herbert Chitepo with a car bomb. Certain his death was caused by internal divisions, President Kaunda arrested its top leaders and kicked the organisation out of Zambia — this halted the war in Rhodesia for more than a year.

In 1976 Brice killed ZAPU’s number two man, Jason Moyo, with a parcel bomb. Brice survived the war and died recently allowing his own name and the real names of active participants and much else to be revealed for the first time. Chuck Hind was killed while on an operation and Ian Sutherland was captured by Zambian security forces. He spent five years in a hell hole that was a Zambian prison as a result.

Paperback, 320 pages. Published March 2011

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