South African Prime Minister Pieter Botha took the unprecedented step of visiting Ulundi, the capital of the Kwazulu homeland, on Monday (6 August).
GV Prime Minister Pieter Botha in cavalcade through crowds with warriors following car. (2 SHOTS)
LV Prime Minister Botha with Zulu Chief Gatsha Buthelezi and other officials.
SV Zulu dancers and drummers. (3 SHOTS)
CU Prime Minister Botha speaking from rostrum and crowd listening. (2 SHOTS)
CU INTERIOR Chief Buthelezi speaking to reporter. (3 SHOTS)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 5: BOTHA: "What I with to stress and to underline is that we need a joint strategy and the co-operation of all the peoples reasonable people, in Southern Africa to safeguard the sub-continent."
SEQ. 6: BUTHELEZI: "I think the Prime Minister's visit was a very historic occasion in the sense that in the first place it is the first time that a Prime Minister visits us ever since the time of General Herzog-- from what I hear from my mother and others who are older than myself -- and I think that in itself to me it shows that this is the turning of a new era as far as I am concerned because the very fact that he is taking the trouble to come and to meet us and to see our problems on the ground augurs well for the future of human relations between ourselves and the Prime Minister."
REPORTER:"Chief how would you describe the reaction of you people?"
BUTHELEZI:"I think that the reaction of our people was that of warmth. I think the Prime Minister was received as befits the Prime Minister of South Africa because as I said in my address he is the Prime Minister and destiny has ordained that at this time he is the Prime Minister of South Africa."
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Background: South African Prime Minister Pieter Botha took the unprecedented step of visiting Ulundi, the capital of the Kwazulu homeland, on Monday (6 August). Zule Chief Gatsha Buthelezi had always refused to accept independence for the Zulu homeland on the grounds that it was treachery for blacks to accept independence from a white-ruled republic. But on Monday he received Mr. Botha and was prepared to discuss future policies.
SYNOPSIS: Prime Minister Pieter Botha and Minister of Co-operation and Development Dr. Piet Koornhof arrived in a cavalcade of cars to a warm welcome by Zulu warriors and dancers.
Although a colourful reception had been organised, slogan-bearing youths of the Inkatha youth brigade rejecting their "P???eudo-independence" were also in evidence. Mr. Botha was welcomes by Prince Israel Mcwayizeni, a senior prince, a n d Zulu Chief Buthelezi, who commented on Mr. Botha's call for co-operation.