In Rhodesia a boycott by one of the four parties taking part in the internal settlement talks has ended.
GV PAN FROM Sign "Rhodesia. Public Services Training Centre" TO policeman at gate.
GV PAN Prime Minister Ian Smith leaving in car followed by security vehicle and then Chief Jeremiah Chirau in Peugot.
SV Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole leaves in white Mercedes.
CU Sithole speaking (2 shots)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: SITHOLE: "If the UANC delegation had actually been expelled from these talks my delegation would not hesitate to withdraw from these talks. In accordance with my own wishes and those of my own national executive council, I move one; that these talks should proceed without UANC but that the door be left open to them to rejoin the talks; and two, that everything possible should be done to have the agreement signed by those present so as to initiate the process of the transfer of power from the white minority to the African majority."
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Background: In Rhodesia a boycott by one of the four parties taking part in the internal settlement talks has ended. The trouble began when Bishop Abel Muzorewa, leader of the United African National Council, walked out of the Salisbury talks on Friday (27 January) claiming he'd been insulted by the Rhodesian government delegation. But the differences were resolved on Tuesday (31 January) when Bishop Muzorewa's deputy James Chikarema and the Rhodesian deputy Prime Minister David Smith, met to discuss the problem.
SYNOPSIS: After a break for the weekend the talks resumed on Monday (30 January) -- but without Bishop Muzorewa and his UANC delegation.
While the Rhodesia talks continued the British Foreign Secretary, Dr. David Owen, was starting separate talks in Malta with Patriotic Front leaders. In Salisbury Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith was meeting the two nationalist leaders, Chief Jeremiah Chirau and the Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole.
They're discussing an internal settlement plan which would exclude the Patriotic Front. The Reverend Sithole, speaking before the Muzorewa boycott was solved, gave this interview.