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Financier must qui Rhodesia

Title: Financier must qui Rhodesia
Date: Friday, 15 July 1966
Publisher: Rhodesia Herald
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Mr. L. RON HUBBARD, the American financier who was recently involved in the purchase of the Bumi Hills Hotel and in number of other big business deals in Rhodesia, has been refused permission to stay in the country and has until next Monday to leave.

The founder of the controversial scientology movement, has been told by the Ministry of Immigration that his temporary alien's residence permit will not be renewed, a spokesman for Mr. Hubbard said last night.

The spokesman said the permit expired next Monday and Mr. Hubbard expected to leave Rhodesia, probably for Britain, on Friday. His wife, Mary Sue, is not in Rhodesia at present.

Mr. Hubbard refused to comment last night. A Ministry of Immigration spokesman also refused to comment.

Mr. Hubbard arrived in Rhodesia earlier this year after being told by his doctor to leave Britain following its third attack of pneumonia.

In May, with two local business men, he bought the Bumi Hills Hotel on Lake Kariba.

He also purchased an interest in the holdings and Investments of Mr. J. Plagis, a local property owner, and a holding company was being formed for them. He had also arranged the purchase of interests in car sales and was considering the financing of several factories.

Addressing a Qua Que Rotary Club dinner this month, Mr. Hubbard announced that he was to start a business enterprise in this town.

Explaining the scientology movement recently, Mr. Hubbard said he had started a foundation in 1950 "to discover the true nature of Man, and make the world a better place".

He called scientology the "philosophy of knowledge" and said it would be used in Rhodesia to improve the ability of [?]