The President of Zambia and Botswana -- Mr. kenneth Kaunda and Sir Seretse Khama --?
LV Seretse Khama and President Kaunda stepping down from aircraft
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SV Aaron Milner, a Rhodesian Nationalist shaking hands with officials.
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Background: The President of Zambia and Botswana -- Mr. kenneth Kaunda and Sir Seretse Khama -- returned to the Zambian capital, Lusaka, on Tuesday (8 July) after important talks with Rhodesian nationalists leaders in the Tanzanian capital, Dar-es-Salaam.
Together with leaders from Tanzanian, Zaire and Mozambique, the ??? Presidents also took part in Saba Saba celebrations during their t???-day visit, to mark the 21st anniversary of the founding of Tanzania's ruling Tanganyika African National Union (TANU).
But their main aim had been to try and patch-up differences among the ranks of Rhodesia's divisive African National Council (ANC) and seek a solution to the impasse which had stalled the eight-month-old search for a peaceful solution in Rhodesia.
The ANC leaders -- its Chairman Bishop Abel Muzorewa, Joshua Nkomo of the former ZAPU movement, Ndabaningi Sithole of the now disbanded ZANU and James Chikerema of the former FROLIZI-- met with the leaders of Zambia and Botswana, the President of Tanzania Dr. Julius Nyerere and Mozambique's Foreign Minister, Joachim Chissano.
The details of the discussion were not released but some measure of success appeared to have been achieved. At the end of the talk a brief communique was issued by the Rhodesian nationalist leaders in which they promised to "intensify the liberation struggle". This ???n as a clear warning to Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith and his minority White government, that internal ANC differences had been (at least) temporarily settled and unless progress was made seen in a negotiated settlement for a peaceful transfer to Black ??? a new and intensified guerrilla campaign would be launched.
With President Kaunda and President Sir Seretse Khama on their Zambian airways aircraft on the return flight from Dar-es-Salaam were a number of junior members of the ANC.
Some junior nationalists travelled with the two leaders.
While in Tanzania Presidents Khama and Kaunda also joined with leaders from Tanzania, Zaire and Mozambique in Saba Saba celebration to mark the twenty-first anniversary of the Tanzania's ruling Tanganyika African National Union -- TANU.
But their main aim had been to patch-up differences amongst the divisive leaders of the African National Council which have been blocking peaceful settlement in Rhodesia.
Together with the President of Tanzania -- Dr. Julius Nyerere -- and Mozambique's Foreign Minister -- Joachim Chissano -- the two leaders appeared to have had some success. After the talks the ANC promised to unite and "intensify the liberation struggle."