Todd and his daughter were both arrested and detained by the Smith regime in 1972 because of their support for the political aspirations of the African majority in the country.
Judith Todd and her father was eventually released from detention and she was expelled from the country. She was unable to return until 1980 when Robert Mugabe and his political party Zanu (PF) took over the government of the newly independent Zimbabwe.
Judith Todd has devoted a huge portion of her life to the people of Zimbabwe. For many years she ran the Zimbabwe Project which helped many dispossessed people to establish businesses and improve their lives after independence.