Zambia's Foreign Minister Siteke Mwale addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Monday (10 October) and praised the freedom fighters in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).
Zambian Foreign Minister Siteke Mwale addressing UN General Assembly.
MWALE: "The situation in Southern Africa is therefore dangerously worsening and causing an even greater threat to international peace and security. It is the duty of the international community to positively respond to this grave situation because the attitude of the world community is an important factor in the struggle for liberation. The racist minority regimes have persisted this long because major Western countries have paid only lip service to the struggle of the oppressed people, while fraternising with these regimes and acquiescing in their policies and practices."
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Background: Zambia's Foreign Minister Siteke Mwale addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Monday (10 October) and praised the freedom fighters in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Mr. Mwale attacked what he called the terror tactics and intimidation of Rhodesia's white minority government towards neighbouring countries for supporting the guerrillas. The Zambian Foreign Minister accused major Western countries of paying "only lip service" to the "struggle of the oppressed people" in Southern Africa.