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John McMaster said, “The real reason that Hubbard was kicked out of Rhodesia was that his cheques bounced.

>> True Information: This is total fabrication.

The true information on what happened was laid out in a statement by Mr. Hubbard, “Report on Rhodesia,” on July 17, 1966. This document includes data on all the property Mr. Hubbard bought in Rhodesia: “I bought a home in Salisbury at 31, John Plagis Avenue, Alexandria Park; a hotel on Lake Kariba and a farm. I had several other investments planned. I was using capital of my own which was available to me in Southern Africa and which I had not heretofore utilized in any such projects.

In this report Mr. Hubbard also covers his “one-man-one-vote constitution” that was moving through the government system there and which would have given every man a vote.  He lays out how his visa was not extended: “On Saturday, 9th July, I received an order from the Chief of the Immigration Service that my visa would not be extended and therefore would leave at its expiration 18th July, 1966. This gave me only three business days to wind up extensive affairs.”

The news release stated specifically his financial assets at that time: “The government forced some $150,000 of Hubbard's assets to be abandoned on his departure from Rhodesia, as well as his car.” Mr. Hubbard left Rhodesia on July 15, 1966 for his home in England.

He further wrote: “I left Mr. Lawrence Hautz, a wealthy American who had been in Rhodesia for thirteen years as caretaker of my affairs, giving him power of attorney and plenty of money to pay all bills, salaries and obligations.

Mr. Hautz then sent a letter to the bank manager concerning Mr. Hubbard’s assets and affairs, and indicative of L. Ron Hubbard’s humanitarian purposes for Africa, Mr. Hautz closed his correspondence with, “We hope to utilize any profit we may realize in a non-profit foundation for African education and historic research administered by me by a properly formed company.”