President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia has said that even though the frontline countries of Rhodesia supported the Patriotic Front, they would abide by the wishes of the people in matters of leadership.
CU INTERIOR: Kenneth Kaunda (centre) seated with Colonel Acheampong and another at news conference.
CU: Kaunda replies to question as Acheampong listens (3 shots)
SV PAN EXTERIOR: from flags at airport to Kaunda shaking hands with officials before leaving (2 shots)
SV: Chinese and other foreign diplomats.
CU AND SV: men beating drums and crowd waving to Kaunda leaving to Kaunda leaving (2 shots)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: "Well, we certainly know that whatever we're doing as frontline countries we're doing in the name of our brothers and sisters on the continent. That is our leaders the (indistinct) the peasants and workers and the mothers in the home. We know that and realise that. If the result is the decision we took to recognise the Patriotic Front is in the judgement of our brothers and sisters not correct we're quite happy to go by that, quite happy to go by that. Our aim at conference of course would try that. Our ministers will be meeting fairly soon now all foreign affairs ministers. And our colleagues, foreign ministers of the frontline countries, will certainly be able to explain to their brothers. I have done wherever I've been."
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Background: President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia has said that even though the frontline countries of Rhodesia supported the Patriotic Front, they would abide by the wishes of the people in matters of leadership. The President was speaking in Accra during an official visit to Ghana. Ghana and Zambia have called for the stepping up of the struggle for the liberation of Zimbabwe. (Rhodesia).
SYNOPSIS: Dr. Kaunda and Ghanaian leader General Ignatius Acheampong issued a communique at the end of the official visit.
President Kaunda was on a West African tour. The communique issued after talks with General Acheampong said the two leaders regretted Britain's role in Rhodesian affair. It said Britain had failed to honour its commitments to ensure that Rhodesian forces were not used to attack neighbouring states. President Kaunda was given a big farewell before leaving Ghana. General Acheampong accepted an invitation from President Kaunda to visit Zambia in the near future.