• Short Summary

    Black nationalist leader, Joshua Nkomo is back home in Rhodesia after a three year exile in neighbouring Zambia.

  • Description

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    LV Air Zambia plane with passengers, Patriotic Front officials and Joshua Nkomo stepping off
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    2.
    SV Nkomo on tarmac with dancers performing
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    3.
    SCU Nkomo walking across tarmac
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    4.
    SCU Nkomo speaks in English at news conference
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    NKOMO: "One would have expected that the Governor and those concerned would not allow the Rhodesian Forces or the Patriotic Front Forces to confront each other. This is what we had hoped was going to take place, and I think still it is not too late. But at no time must these young people be made to confront each other."





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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Black nationalist leader, Joshua Nkomo is back home in Rhodesia after a three year exile in neighbouring Zambia. His return, on Sunday (13 January), brought a mixed reaction. No fewer than 120-thousand followers gave him an ecstatic hero's welcome, in Salisbury, while security forces were more interested in protecting him from a possible sniper attack.

    SYNOPSIS: Now sixty-two years of age, Mr. Nkomo is considered by many peace-keeping officials to be a top assassination target, following seven years of bush was waged by the Ian Smith government to stave off black rule. Mr. Nkomo's Zimbabwe African people's Union (ZAPU), part of the Patriotic Front--will be contesting new elections at the end of next month.

    Mr. Nkomo is now preaching peace, but he's bitter about the killing by Rhodesian security forces of seven of his guerrillas who refused to lay down their arms.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2XMJPRV1I0L84WT4OLV469O7S
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XMJPRV1I0L84WT4OLV469O7S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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