July 29, 1989 |
It was while watching a street battle in South Africa that Bruce Moore-King felt the first stirrings of disgust at his role years earlier as a white soldier in Rhodesia. "I saw the police fire on some black children from an armored car," he recalled from the porch of his isolated bungalow outside Harare, the Zimbabwean capital. "My first reaction as an ex-soldier was that it was shameful to fire from an armored car. It shocked me, and I began to see what it was to have been a Rhodesian."