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    Rhodesian guerrilla commanders say that up to three thousand of their own fighters have ignored orders to report to ceasefire centres as part of the peace agreement.

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    GV Patriotic Front guerrilla commanders at news conference in Salisbury ZOOM INTO Commander Damiso Dabengwa speaking in English
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    DABENCUA: "(Indistinct) to all those of our forces who still have not assembled, we order them to do so immediately. Time is running out. We stand the risk of not being counted among the leaders of Zimbabwe. Our orders are that you (indistinct) and report yourselves to the nearest police station, party offices or mission station. Once you do this, arrangements will be made for you to join the others at the assembly camps. If you refuse our orders, after you have been informed by our commanders, then let it be clear to you that you have placed yourself outside your command and control, and therefore, if you care to take the consequences, that's your action. It is vital that we clear the ground for pre-political campaigning towards elections, and that we turn our attention to the reconstruction of the new Zimbabwe Army. We fought for our country, and we have won the right to free-and-fair elections. We now want to see it immediately transformed from war to total peace."





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    Background: Rhodesian guerrilla commanders say that up to three thousand of their own fighters have ignored orders to report to ceasefire centres as part of the peace agreement. Renegade Patriotic Front guerrillas are suspected of being involved in the recent spate of violence in the Rhodesian bush. At a news conference in Salisbury on Monday (7 January), the guerrilla commanders said they were ready to shoot their own men if they broke the ceasefire regulations. Commander D???miso Dabengwe estimated that nineteen thousand guerrillas had reported to ceasefire centres so far and were now part of Rhodesia's legal forces. Commander Dabengwe urged the rest to follow suit.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB7V6AI7YGFHGZCI1B5QHUK19O
    Media URN:
    VLVAB7V6AI7YGFHGZCI1B5QHUK19O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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