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    Doctor Gerrit Viljoen has arrived in Windhoek to take up his post as South Africa's Administrator General for South West Africa (Namibia).

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    GV U.N. building in Lusaka and sign (2 shots)

    SV INTERIOR People singing freedom song

    CU Vice President of SWAPO, Mr. Misheck Muyongo speaking (4 shots)

    MYONGO: "Today inside Namibia (indistinct)...all five thousand people held in detention under inhuman conditions. Some have lost their lives and those released have been so maltreated that they badly need medical attentions. There is a state of emergency and martial law which extends from Windhoek to the borders of Zambia and Angola. All this has been brought about by the (indistinct) South Africa has failed to contain our freedom fighters, therefore has resorted to the introduction of....martial law, and a state of emergency. But what can they do since SWAPO is the people and the people are SWAPO. They will not get away with the extermination of our people. One can only hope that those persons guilty of murder, torture and open terrorism perpetuated on the Namibian people, including the ravaging of our natural resources will stand trial for the these crimes when Namibia gains independence."

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    Background: Doctor Gerrit Viljoen has arrived in Windhoek to take up his post as South Africa's Administrator General for South West Africa (Namibia). Doctor Viljoen, who's also head of the Broederbond, the Afrikaner Secret Society, was appointed amid a white backlash against the abolition of racial discrimination in the territory. The new administrator, who says his aim???is to lead the former German colony to world recognised independence, arrived on Sunday (26 August) as black nationalists were celebrating Namibia Day.

    SYNOPSIS: The main celebration was held across the border in Zambia. Supporters of SWAPO ... South West African Peoples Organisation, want immediate independence from South Africa. Each year they celebrate Namibia day to mark the first armed encounter between SWAPO guerrillas and South African forces on the 26th August, 1966. Since then thousands have died in the fighting. At Sunday's celebration the Vice President of SWAPO, Misheck Muyongo accused South Africa of murder and torture.

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