The President of Rhodesia's National Congress, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, has had talks in Lagos with Nigeria's Head of State, General Gowon, about the situation in Rhodesia.
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Background: The President of Rhodesia's National Congress, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, has had talks in Lagos with Nigeria's Head of State, General Gowon, about the situation in Rhodesia. Bishop Muzorewa stopped briefly in Lagos on his way home from Liberia's independence anniversary celebrations. General Gowon told his visitor he had been closely following the situation in Rhodesia and that Nigeria would maintain its moral support for its people.
SYNOPSIS: The President of Rhodesia's African National Congress, Bishop Muzorewa, was in Lagos during the weekend talks with the Nigerian head of state, General Yakubu Gowon. Bishop Muzorewa called at Dodan barracks on his way home from Liberia's independence anniversary celebrations.
Official sources said that talks with General Gowon, the Bishop declared that Zimbabwe--or Rhodesian--Africans, were merely concerned with establishing a country based on democratic principles. They were not fighting to replace what he called white racism with black racism. Bishop Muzorewa expressed appreciation for support he had received from within and outside Africa.
General Gowon, in turn, said he had been closely following the situation in Rhodesia, and that Nigeria would maintain its support for its people. He called on the people of Zimbabwe to close ranks and intensify their struggle to restore human dignity in their country.