INTRODUCTION: In a communique issued at the end of his first state visit to Zimbabwe, Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda pledged to strengthen economic, political, defence and security ties with his host country.
GV Mugabe and Kaunda arriving in car, SV both approaching platform. (2 SHOTS) (good sof) 0.15
GV Dancers inside stadium ZOOM INTO crowd cheering. 0.27
SCU Mugabe speaking from platform in English. 0.54
SCU Kaunda watching as crowd applauds. 0.56
SV & GV Mugabe leaves microphone, Kaunda gets up to speak. 1.06
GV Platform. 1.08
SCU Kaunda speaking in English. 2.02
SPEECH ON CASSETTE (TRANSCRIPTS)
MUGABE: "Today is an occasion for us to say to you, here in Salisbury as we said to you two days ago in Bulawayo, and as we said to you in Fort Victoria yesterday, and as this morning we said to you in Umtali: Thank you for a job well done. Thank you for your support."
KAUNDA: "God made Zimbabwe of many tribes. Now you have new tribes too - English tribe, Scottish tribe. Portuguese tribe, Indian tribe. They are all here, they are all stuck with you, including the Boer tribe. They are all here to stay with you. So the new ideology is love, love that cuts across racial lines, the love that cuts tribal across tribal lines, simply loving your neighbour, who is not analysed or described in terms of colour or tribe."
Background: INTRODUCTION: In a communique issued at the end of his first state visit to Zimbabwe, Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda pledged to strengthen economic, political, defence and security ties with his host country. His talks with Zimbabwean Prime Minister Robert Mugabe during his five-day visit were described as taking place in an atmosphere of friendship, cordiality and mutual understanding. Before Zimbabwe's independence 15 months ago President Kaunda had backed Mr. Mugabe's main rival, Joshua Nkomo, but any differences from that time between the two seemed to have been firmly put aside for the visit.
SYNOPSIS: There was certainly no sign of animosity as President Kaunda and Prime Minister Mugabe arrived for a rally at Salisbury's Rufaro Stadium on Friday (10 July), the penultimate day of the Zambian leader's visit.
And the 20,000-strong crowd gave the visiting president a rousing welcome.
Prime Minister Mugabe was first to speak.
Earlier in his visit the Zambian President had paid tribute to the war dead. He had also appealed for unity between tribal and racial groups in Zimbabwe. President Kaunda returned to this theme on Friday (10 July).
REUTERS - CHRIS EVERSON