The African National Council (ANC) executive met in Salisbury, Rhodesia, on Sunday (2 March) to discuss future dealings with the Smith Government.
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SV PAN Muzorewa arrives and walks past crowd into building
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Background: The African National Council (ANC) executive met in Salisbury, Rhodesia, on Sunday (2 March) to discuss future dealings with the Smith Government. The leader of the Council, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, told newsmen after the 10 hour meeting that talks with the Rhodesian Government would continue.
A crowd of about 300, mainly supporters of the former ZANU leader, the Reverend Ndabaningi Stihole waited for most of the day outside the meeting which was held in Salisbury's Highfield African township. Many of the crowd held placards decrying the former ZAPU leader, Mr. Nkomo who was confronted by Mr. Sithole's supporters when he arrived.
Bishop Muzorewa said after the meeting that the ANC was a unified body. The Council's Deputy Secretary, Mr. Nkomo said the 60 strong national executive had been briefed on the recent talks between the ANC and the Government.