Southern Africa - and while President Kaunda of Zambia dismisses prospects for a peaceful solution to the black-while confrontation there, SWAPO leader Sam Nujoma says Israelis are helping South Africa's military operation in Namibia.
GV: United Nations Namibia Institute building and CU plaque.
CU: President Kaunda leads delegates in singing national song and GV national song.
SVS INTERIOR: SWAPO leader Sam Nujoma speaking. (2 shots)
NUJOMA:"For the moment South Africa is creating a buffer zone of fifty kilometres between the People's Republic of Angola and Namibia, and this buffer zone is governed with martial law. And every person who may be found moving around in this buffer zone will be shot. Only South African military personnel are allowed to move about in the area. So thousands of villagers have been uprooted, their crops have been destroyed, and they have lost their cattle .... they have been taken to concentration camps between Unamutoni and Ndangwa. So the situation is clearly critical. The Israelis are brought into manage...to help the racist regime of South Africa, to counteract the guerrilla movements in this buffer zone, because the Israelis are considered to be expert in desert warfare. So certainly there are mercenaries from all over the world. Thus South Africa has the money which she's gaining ??? the mining industries in Namibia as well as in South Africa."
REPORTER: "You've been quoted as saying you want help from the Russians and the Cubans; material aid. What sort of aid do your envisage getting form these countries?"
NUJOMA: "Well, the socialist countries, thus including the Soviet Union, and Cuba, have been giving material assistance to the liberation movement."
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Background: Southern Africa - and while President Kaunda of Zambia dismisses prospects for a peaceful solution to the black-while confrontation there, SWAPO leader Sam Nujoma says Israelis are helping South Africa's military operation in Namibia.
SYNOPSIS: In Lusaka, the Zambian capital, a college has been opened to train administrators for Namibia after independence, which South Africa intends to grant to recognised representatives. President Kaunda opened it on Thursday.
After leading his audience at the college opening in the national song -- Tiende Pamodze, all pull together -- the President dismissed prospects for peace in southern Africa. "Now we fight", he said. The accusation of Israeli military involvement in Namibia also came from the President of the South West Africa People's Organisation, Mr. Sam Nujoma.