The South West African People's organisation - a resistance movement against South African control of the territory - staged a rally in the Tanzanian capital of Dar Es Salaam on Wednesday (26 August).
SCU Tanu Youth Centre sign
MV SWAPO leaflets handled
SV man distributing leaflets
GV PAN spectators
SV & MV musicians
SV & CU dancers (3 shots)
LV North Vietnamese Ambassador at mike
GV Sam Nujoma (with beard) listens
MV translator by North Vietnamese Ambassador
CU Nujoma applauds
SV various officials PAN TO Zambian High Commission representative speaking
LV PAN crowd
SV Zambian speaker
CU Nujoma applauding
LV African National Congress speaker at mike.
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Background: The South West African People's organisation - a resistance movement against South African control of the territory - staged a rally in the Tanzanian capital of Dar Es Salaam on Wednesday (26 August). The President of the organisation, Mr. Sam Nujoma, addressed the rally and alleged that the United States was supplying South Africa with jet fighters through Italy.
The resistance organisation, known as SWAPO, held the meeting at the headquarters of the Tanu youth league and entertainment was provided by tribal dancers and musicians. Among the speakers was the North Vietnamese Ambassador.
The SWAPO President, Mr. Nujoma told the rally that blueprints of Lockheed F-104 jet fighters had been sent to the Fiat plant in Turin where the aircraft were manufactured. Mr. Nujoma then alleged that the aircraft were delivered to South Africa.
Commenting on the resistance movement in South West Africa, Mr. Nujoma said that South Africa had resorted to repressive measures including poisoning water in dams, burning crops, and torturing prisoners.
Other speakers at the rally included a representative of the Zambian High Commission and a member of the African National Congress.