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Title:Spies and Informers on Campus: Vetting, Surveillance and Deportation of Expatriate University Lecturers in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1954-1963
Author:Zimudzi, Tapiwa B.
Year:2007
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Studies
Volume:33
Issue:1
Period:March
Pages:193-208
Language:English
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:intelligence services
academics
political action
academic freedom
1950-1959
colonialism
History and Exploration
Education and Oral Traditions
Politics and Government
nationalism
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03057070601136715
Abstract:This article contributes to the historiography of State responses to the political activism of members of the university community in colonial Zimbabwe by examining the role played by the Federal Intelligence and Security Bureau (FISB) in the security vetting, surveillance and deportation of expatriate lecturers of the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (UCRN). These lecturers were viewed as a security threat by the Federal government because of their actual or perceived support for communism and African nationalism in the Federation. The article argues that the application of these security measures violated a key component of the UCRN's academic freedom, the civil liberties of these lecturers, and was based on FISB's distorted and sometimes false secret intelligence about their political opinions and activities. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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