• Short Summary

    RETURNING FROM THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE IN LONDON, PRESIDENT BANDA OF MALAWI HIT OUT AT SUGGESTIONS THAT MALAWI GO TO WAR WITH RHODESIA AND SCORNED THOSE WHO SUPPORTED SUCH POLICIES.

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    AIRCRAFT TAXIING; CROWD; BANDA ACROSS TARMAC; BANDA SPEAKS (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: BANDA: "YOU TALK ABOUT SENDING AN ARMY TO RHODESIA. WHEN YOU START A WAR, YOU CAN NEVER TELL HOW IT IS GOING TO END UP. INNOCENT MEN AND WOMEN ARE THE ONES TO SUFFER. DO YOU WANT MY PEOPLE, MY MOVEMENT TO SUFFER JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE OVER THERE WANTS IT. DO YOU WANT THAT? NO...WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF OUR BOYS WORKING IN RHODESIA NOW. THOUSANDS OF OUR BOYS WORKING IN SOUTH AFRICA NOW AND THEY SAY 'OH, I MUST HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MR. SMITH...I MUST HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MR. VORSTER, THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT MUST NOT TALK WITH MR. SMITH, THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT MUST NOT TALK WITH MR. VORSTER.' ISN'T THAT CHILDISH? ISN'T THAT STUPID? IF KAMUZU DOES NOT TALK WITH MR. SMITH, WHAT ABOUT OUR TWO HUNDRED THOUSANDS AFRICAN WORKING IN RHODESIA NOW? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM? IF KAMUZU DOES NOT TALK WITH MR. VORSTER, WHAT ABOUT EIGHTY THOUSANDS WORKING IN JOHANNESBURG, CAPE TOWN, EVERYWHERE IN SOUTH AFRICA? THIS IS WHY I WENT TO LONDON. I TOLD MR. WILSON AND THE CONFERENCE THAT WHATEVER OTHERS SAY, I FOR ONE, IN THE NAME OF MY PEOPLE IN MALAWI SAY TO YOU, MR. WILSON, HAVE A TALK WITH MR. SMITH. SETTLE YOUR DIFFERENCES.




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    Background: RETURNING FROM THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE IN LONDON, PRESIDENT BANDA OF MALAWI HIT OUT AT SUGGESTIONS THAT MALAWI GO TO WAR WITH RHODESIA AND SCORNED THOSE WHO SUPPORTED SUCH POLICIES.

    THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT THE SLOGAN NIBMAR -- NO INDEPENDENCE BEFORE MAJORITY AFRICAN RULE -- IN RHODESIA WAS "EMPTY AND IDLE". HE SAID IT WAS NO HELP TO AFRICAN LEADERS, AND PREMIER IAN SMITH OF RHODESIA HAD NO CAUSE TO FEAR IT. IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE, HE SAID, TO TOPPLE THE SMITH REGIME BY SHOUTING THE SLOGAN FROM LONDON, DAR ES SALAAM OR LUSAKA.

    THE PRESIDENT BANDA WENT ON TO SAY....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8UVSA1KV720QMS85YQ2UZCHFV
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UVSA1KV720QMS85YQ2UZCHFV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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