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Prime Ministerial Private Office files

South Africa: MT letter to President Botha (South African raids on Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe) ["writing to let you know of my vexation and... anger... impossible to understand... immense damage done to your international position and... to the Commonwealth intiative of which you make no mention... astonishing... next few days could be decisive... may be the last chance for a negotiated solution"] [declassified Feb 2016]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/1966 f96 T96/86
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 4pp
Themes: Foreign policy (Africa), Commonwealth (general), Commonwealth (South Africa), European Union (general), British policy towards South Africa, MT messages to and from world leaders