In the United Nations, the Security Council debate on Rhodesia has resumed. Zambia's representative on?
GV INTERIOR: Security Council seated
CU: Zambian representative Kasuka Mutukwa speaking in English.
TV: Security Council
CU: UK delegate Ivor Richard listening to Mutukwa speaking. (3 shots)
MUTUKWA:"By attacking refugee centres, or any part of Zambia the Salisbury clique is, in fact, committing premeditated and naked acts of aggression against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of my country. This is a criminal act. In their wanton acts of aggression, the Rhodesians have slaughtered and maimed hundreds of Zimbabweans, as well as Zambians in Zambia. For this, I cannot find a better description than to call Ian Smith and his 'blacksmiths' as a bunch of bloodthirsty maniacs on the loose, without regard for human life. They are international criminals, who must be punished accordingly for waging war against humanity."
MUTUKWA: "....to the so-called elections planned for Rhodesia stems from the fact that, (a) they will not be free because of the prevailing war situation; (b) their aim is not to bring about genuine independence and majority rule to that country; but that they are aimed at entrenching the racist minority domination; (c) they are arranged under the auspices of a by-product of an illegal regime, and are therefore considered illegal. Zambia therefore, calls on this august body to declare these so-called elections as null and void, and not to recognise any institution that may emerge therefrom."
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Background: In the United Nations, the Security Council debate on Rhodesia has resumed. Zambia's representative on the Council, Mr Kasuka Mutukwa, described the white-led government of Ian Smith as 'international criminals', who should be punished accordingly. Mr Mutukwa contended there was ample evidence that Rhodesians used South African aircraft bearing Rhodesian insignia to make incursions against Zambia, Mozambique and Angola. He was supporting a claim made earlier to the Council by Rhodesian Patriotic Front Member, Callistus Nolovu, that South African Air Force planes had launched recent attacks against Angola for which white Rhodesian forces were blamed.
SYNOPSIS: Mr Mutukwa said the Rhodesian black nationalists living in front-line states near their homeland were refugees, not freedom fighters.
Mr Mutukwa called for Security Council action on next month's Rhodesian elections.