UK Refuses To Compensate Rhodesian War Veterans

Rhodesian war veterans have demanded that the British government compensate them for propping up the racist Ian Smith regime by fighting against Zimbabwe’s liberation movements during the UDI era.

Responding to the veterans (the ex-Rhodesian Service Men & Women), British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Melanie Robinson said the United Kingdom government could not be responsible for paying or supporting them since they were fighting for an illegal government that was under international sanctions.

Below is Ambassador Robinson’s letter to the Ex-Rhodesian Service Men & Women dated 27 August 2020.