Already at an early stage some of the Portuguese parties in Angola saw their salvation in joining one of the liberation movements in order to ensure a place for the white in Angola. Initially, all three, the MPLA, FNLA and UNITA, indicated that whites were welcome to remain in Angola. Gradually it was only Dr. Savimbi’s words that remained believable. Savimbi, “key figure playing his cards close to his chest”, as Malone saw him, was approached by the Portuguese leader, Ferronha, to collaborate with his party evevn though he was not completely sure of him.
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