Abel Tendekayi Muzorewa: Born at old Umtali Methodist Mission near the Mozambican border in April 1925 . . . Educated first at the mission and then got several higher theology degrees at American Methodist colleges in Fayette, Mo., and Nashville . . . Ordained a minister of the American-backed United Methodist Church of Rhodesia in 1953 and became its first black bishop in 1958 . . . Plunged into nationalist politics in 1971 when he was banned from preaching in the rural African Reserves and then was chosen by the country's jailed black leaders to lead the successful protest against British-Rhodesian proposals for a settlement . . President of the African National Council ever since the 1971 protest movement although he has wavered repeatedly between politics and the pulpit . . . Tried but failed to hold together all nationalist leaders in a United African National Council in 1974-75 . . . Negotiated secret agreement with Smith in mid-1974 but later repudiated it . . . Negotiated again and finally reached an accord with Smith in March 1978 on limited black majority rule . . . Won April elections polling 67 percent of the 1.8 million voters and 40 percent of the total 2.9 million and white electorate . . . Man of many changing moods and minds with a flamboyant taste for welltailored clothes . . . A poor public speaker but widely esteemed as a man of peace and unity among Africans . . . Has noticeably changed in past year to become more self-assertive and self-confident . . . Married with five children, one of whome serves as his bodyguard and assistant.