CCL To Reopen Missions
The British-operated Emmanuel Mission in Rhodesia, a school for about 250 black children, was invaded on June 23, 1978, by about 20 black guerilla terrorists wielding clubs, axes, and bayonets. The terrorists hacked, bayonetted and beat to death the 13 British missionaries and their children.
The dead included a three week-old baby girl, 4, 5, and 8 year old girls, a 6 year old boy, and eight adults, six of them women. All had been battered on the head and face, and otherwise foully abused. One girl's body had the purple imprint of a boot on her face and neck, and one woman had an axe embedded in her back. Blood-covered lengths of rough wood, apparently used to batter the victims to death, were found near the bodies. All but one of the women had been raped and left semi-naked on the grass. The mission school had become the scene of almost indescribable carnage caused by the terrorist butchers.