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    INTRODUCTION: President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, who's been hosting a summit meeting of African leaders on the Rhodesian problem, says Zambia must isolate white Rhodesian leader Ian Smith.

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    GVs AND SV INTERIOR Zambia Parliament with members seated. (3 shots)
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    GVs President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia addressing opening of parliament, and members listening. (3 shots)
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    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 2) ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA: "It is important for me to underline what our position is on Geneva. We, like the nationalists, believe that the Geneva Conference on the independence of Zimbabwe is the product -- the product -- of the successful armed struggle against the rebel regime of Ian Smith."



    With the successive victories of the nationalist forces on the battlefield, Britain and the United States would not have taken the current vigorous initiative which we witness today in trying to end the war by transferring power -- by transferring power -- from the minority to the majority. Consequently, since majority rule has not yet been achieved, the nationalists must continue the war and we will continue to support them in their intensified armed struggle. The Geneva Conference is another part in the liberation war and as part and parcel of the effort to intensify the struggle and expose the enemy at every step. This is what it is. We must expose Ian Smith for what he is, an ostrich, head in the sand, before the eyes of the world. We must isolate and.....isolate him completely, strengthen the fighting capacity and effectiveness of the nationalist guerrillas. We are, therefore, ready to continue our contribution in Geneva to support the nationalists to achieve their objectives and restore peace and order on the basis of majority rule in Zimbabwe. We are in a completely new era, an era in which, as I have so often declared, African nationalism is sweeping this part of the world like a storm reducing to rubble the colonial and racist structures in its path. I have, therefore -- I have, therefore -- great confidence in the future of southern Africa."




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    Background: INTRODUCTION: President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, who's been hosting a summit meeting of African leaders on the Rhodesian problem, says Zambia must isolate white Rhodesian leader Ian Smith. It must also strengthen the fighting capacity of Rhodesian nationalist guerrillas, he said.

    SYNOPSIS: Dr. Kaunda was addressing the opening of parliament, shortly before the two-day summit meeting. Several leading Rhodesian nationalist leaders also attended the discussions on the latest British proposals on Rhodesia, being made by Geneva conference chairman Mr. Ivor Richard during his African tour.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6JD7XIW5TCZI8RB0Z401LD7NO
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JD7XIW5TCZI8RB0Z401LD7NO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:02:00
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