• Short Summary

    The President of the South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO), Mr.

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    GV Crowds lining route waiting for arrival of President Kaunda and officials
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    GV Motorcade drives through chanting crowds
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    SV President Kaunda arriving with Sam Nujoma (SWAPO leader) and Oliver Tambo leader of ANC of S. Africa
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    GV PAN & GV Crowds at rally (2 shots)
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    GV ZOOM SV President and officials acknowledging crowd on platform
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    SV Oliver Tambo speaking in English with translator
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    7.
    GV Crowd applauding
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    SV President Kaunda and Nujoma giving victory shouts
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    Background: The President of the South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO), Mr. Sam Nujoma, addressed a rally just north of Lusaka on Thursday (19 November). The rally was part of Namibia Week, organised by Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda. Mr.Kaunda accused South Africa, which rules Namibia, of defying the United Nations and said Pretoria had no justification in delaying Namibian independence. He added an independent Namibia would not pose a threat to South Africa. With Mr. Nujoma and President Kaunda was Oliver Tambo, Acting President of the outlawed African national Congress (ANC).

    SYNOPSIS: Crowds lined the route in Chipata Compound - a hillside suburb just north of Lusaka, the Zambian capita. They were awaiting the arrival of the President, together with Mr. Nujoma (SWAPO) and Mr. Tambo (ANC). Mr. Nujoma had arrived in Zambia after attending a meeting of African Ministers in Dar-es-Salaam which discussed the western proposals for Namibian independence.

    The three leaders spoke from a canopied podium. South Africa has expressed concern about the position of minority whites in namibia after independence. Mr.Nujoma said these minorities would be safeguarded and added that SWAPO supported the new constitutional proposals made by the Western contact group. These proposals for an independent Namibia have been offered to break the deadlock in the current situation.

    Oliver Tambo (ANC) addressed the crowd with a translator beside him he told them they had carried the struggle of the people of southern Africa on their shoulders.

    Oliver Tambo (ANC) addressed the crowd with a translator beside him he told them they had carried the struggle of the people of southern Africa on their shoulders.

    He said Zambia stood at the centre of the region and the enemy hated them. he told them they had supported with their blood, wealth and economy the struggle for the liberation of other people. The crowd were enthusiastic and began chanting for 'One Zambia'. The support expressed for the western proposals has raised hopes that the first phase of the independence process can be completed by the end of the year.

    Mr. Tambo was then joined by President Kaunda and Mr. Nujoma who chanted with the crowd. Mr. Nujoma says the guerrilla war against South African forces will be intensified, if a peaceful settlement is not reached.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAALAYX5LU5112UL7FAQ47RPWDA
    Media URN:
    VLVAALAYX5LU5112UL7FAQ47RPWDA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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