As diplomatic moves to settle the Namibia (South West Africa) question drag on, the guerrilla war on the disputed territory appears to have intensified.
SV SWAPO soldiers sift through wreckage of crashed jet aircraft in Angola
GV Soldiers carry aircraft tail section and examine other wreckage (3 shots)
CU PAN Wheel rim
SV SWAPO officer speaking in English
SV Soldiers examining wreckage
SWAPO OFFICER: "This is one indication that the South African (indistinct) is now increasing its work of terror against the Namibian people and against the Angolan nation. It is part of the plane which has been shot right up in the operational area, and it is also an indication that the (indistinct) are now (indistinct). All Namibian people are behind SWAPO because, even though it has been mentioned time and again, the armed struggle is the only alternative left for us, for Namibian independence."
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Background: As diplomatic moves to settle the Namibia (South West Africa) question drag on, the guerrilla war on the disputed territory appears to have intensified. The South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO), which is fighting to end South African rule in Namibia, has displayed a South African jet shot down in neighbouring Angola. On 22 May, South African security forces announced that 26 SWAPO guerrillas had been killed during a seven-day period.
SYNOPSIS: SWAPO soldiers claims the wreckage of the South African fighter is another indication that South Africa is increasing the military operations over the border to Angola. Luanda Radio reported recently that 200 Angolans had been killed by South Africans in raids across the Namibia border. The incursions have been denounced by the SWAPO leader, Sam Nujoma, who has threatened to step up military activity unless Pretoria showed a willingness to solve the problem. But the South Africans have accused Mr. Nujoma of trying to wreck proposals for a settlement. Meanwhile, SWAPO say the war has escalated.