Rhodesian guerrilla leader Robert Mugabe has been to Mozambique for talks with President Samora Machel on the latest developments in Rhodesia.
SCU INTERIOR Mugabe interviewed by reporter
"That's a difficult question to answer just now. We have tried a military front before and this has failed because ZAPU withdrew its people from ZIPA which is the Zimbabwe People's Army, the military front we formed in November last year. The position now is that ZAPU must bring back its people. But ZAPU has intimated to us their preparedness to bring back their preparedness to bring back their people."
REPORTER:"And is Mr. Smith prepared to transfer power?"
MUGABE: "Going by his plan, I think he is not prepared to transfer power at all. He has said that he would keep the very instruments of power...the instruments which we would like to see transferred into our own hands. The military and the police are supposed to be the vital instruments of control. They back any government that is set up and these he is keeping, according to his plan, and we are not prepared to accept a plan like that."
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Background: Rhodesian guerrilla leader Robert Mugabe has been to Mozambique for talks with President Samora Machel on the latest developments in Rhodesia. While in the Mozambique capital of Maputu, Mr. Mugabe was interviewed by Jim Biddulph of the BBC who asked him first what the chances were of a unified military command between ZANU (Zimbabwe African National Union) and ZAPU (Zimbabwe African People's Union).