Namibian turmoil forecast after a leader's departure

The planned resignation of millionaire white farmer Dirk Mudge as Namibian (South-West African) internal leader is likely to spark a period of political turmoil in the territory, political analysts said Tuesday.

They said it was not possible to predict the consequences for Western plans to bring Namibia to independence and end a 16-year-old bush war by black guerrillas against South African rule. In a bitter statement Monday night, Mr. Mudge, chairman of the Namibian Ministers Council, accused South Africa, which controls the territory in defiance of the United Nations, of undermining his ruling multiracial Democratic Turnhalle Alliance and pandering to Namibia's right-wing white minority.

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