In Tanzania, President Julius Nyerere has discounted the latest constitutional settlement in Rhodesia. Speaking to?
GV EXTERIOR: State House in Dar Es Salaam.
SV Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere speaking (2 shots)
NYERERE: "I believe the talks...(indistinct) are invalid Why? They produce nothing. frankly, they produce nothing. Smith is a fighter, and friends both in London and Washington should accept the fact. Smith is a fighter. and he's no fool. Smith does not accept majority rule. Smith will never accept majority rule. Smith can only be forced into accepting majority rule. Let's wait and see what Smith is producing, and I say Smith is a fighter, Smith is no fool, Smith does not want majority rule. But he's beginning to get some people, both in London and Washington to say,"something is coming out of Rhodesia. Smith is sounding reasonable".
That's right. That's very good for Smith. And as soon as that Voice becomes loud enough, both in London and Washington, that Smith is reasonable, he will find some reason, he has always done it, he'll find some reason for rejecting these proposals.
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Background: In Tanzania, President Julius Nyerere has discounted the latest constitutional settlement in Rhodesia. Speaking to a group of West German journalists accompanying their Foreign Minister, Hans-Dietrich Genscher on a visit. President Nyerere said he could not accept that Rhodesia's Prime Minister Ian Smith could agree to Black majority rule. He warned that, if Britain and the United States accepted the settlement, Mr. Smith would do an about-turn soon afterwards, and in this way win more time for his minority government.