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    Arrangements for Namibian (South West Africa) independence through the United-Nations-supervised elections came another step nearer on Tuesday (20 March) after talks between South African Foreign Minister Mr.

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    GV INTERIOR United Nations Security Council
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    SV SWAPO spokesman Mishake Muyongo addresses Security Council
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    MUYONGO: "By virtue of their shameless corroboration with the enemy in its (indistinct) of Namibia, the puppets who are now being paraded in the corridors around here as representatives of the Namibian people are equally guilty of this heinous crime and their hands are dripping with the blood of the Namibian patriots. Mr. President, on this occasion, three of them are militant in the (indistinct) with the heroic people of Angola and Zambia, and the leadership of the imperialist forces, and the (indistinct) for the priceless sacrifice they are making in support of the call of the liberation of our people. The sacrifices they are making will forever remain fresh in our memory.



    We pledge a renewed commitment to co-operate with the people of Angola and Zambia and other frontline states in defence of their territorial integrity and national security, and finally ensure the Namibian people's final victory over colonialism, imperialism and the forces of death and darkness."



    The talks were arranged in yet another effort to launch the Namibia peace accord worked out in almost two years of separate negotiations with South Africa and SWAPO. The United Nations Secretary General Dr. Kurt Waldheim, who conferred with Mr. Botha, proposed that a Namibia ceasefire should begin on 15 March, followed by the immediate placement of U.N. Security troops. South Africa rejected his plan because it included setting up U.N. - supervised SWAPO bases in Namibia and did not provide for U.N. monitoring SWAPO forces outside the territory. Mr. Botha, before flying back to South Africa, said these were serious deviations from the agreed proposals. The western representatives disputed this claim.




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    Background: Arrangements for Namibian (South West Africa) independence through the United-Nations-supervised elections came another step nearer on Tuesday (20 March) after talks between South African Foreign Minister Mr. Pik Botha and the foreign ministers of the western nations. Mr. Botha agreed to submit new proposals to his government for implementing the settlement. The proposals include using electronic devices to monitor the South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) guerrillas after the ceasefire. This idea was submitted by American Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, who has experienced the use of such devices in the middle East. As the talks continued, the United Nations Security Council continued debate on Angola's complaint of alleged South African.

    SYNOPSIS: SWAPO representative, Mr. Mishake Muyongo, continued criticism of South Africa begun by Angola and Zambia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7CN9HILJ7H65OLPWI3YNZA4AG
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CN9HILJ7H65OLPWI3YNZA4AG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1979
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
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