South African Prime Minister P.W. Botha received overwhelming support on September 14 from the National Party's Transvaal conference to his power sharing formula.
SV P.W. Botha enters city hall, Pretoria, as delegates applaud.
GV Delegates taking seat in hall.
SCU Mr. Botha addressing conference.
SV, ZOOM TO CU, GV & SV PAN Audience listening (voice overlaid). (7 SHOTS)
SV Mr. Botha speaking.
BOTHA: SEQS 3-5 "The acknowledgement and the belief that God rules over all nations. We as a party and as a government believes in that principle and we stand for it. Secondly -- the principle that my minorities should be protected as to their cultural rights and other minority rights in the republic of South Africa. Thirdly -- that freedom of religion and worship shall be maintained in South Africa. Fourthly -- the protection of private ownership. In the fifth instance, elected and responsible governments. In the sixth instance, orderly government. What's more the promotion of family life and maintenance of moral counts, and the pursuance of peace, with other peace loving population groups and neighbouring countries -- as far as possible.
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Background: South African Prime Minister P.W. Botha received overwhelming support on September 14 from the National Party's Transvaal conference to his power sharing formula. Mr. Botha outlined plans for whites, coloureds (people of mixed race) and Asians to share political power. The Congresses of Natal and the Orange Free State have already accepted the proposals and Cape Province is expected to ratify them, when it meets next month (October). The Prime Minister told the Transvaal conference that the cultural rights and freedom of religion for minorities within the republic will be protected. He also pledged orderly government, and Mr. Botha said peace will be pursued with neighbouring countries -- as far as possible.