• Short Summary

    Following Rhodesia's action in closing the border with its landlocked northern neighbour, Zambia, a spokesmen for the Zambian Foreign Ministry described the action as ludicrous in a statement made in Lusaka on Tuesday (9 January).

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    SV ZOOM IN Government spokesman at desk (seated)
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    SV of spokesman speaking
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    "The decision of the Smith regime to close the border with Zambia and to interrupt the flow of traffic is desperate and ludicrous.



    Since January 1972, the internal situation in the rebel colony has been deteriorating. The wave of nationalism has swept through Zimbabwe shaking the foundations of the rebel regime. It is therefore not surprising that Salisbury should, as usual, find a scapegoat in Zambia. Zambians must therefore continue to strengthen their unity in the face of provocation from the Smith regime. Our national security will continue to be as adversely affected as long as Southern Africa remains unliberated.




    Initials ESP/0043 ESP/0052



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    Background: Following Rhodesia's action in closing the border with its landlocked northern neighbour, Zambia, a spokesmen for the Zambian Foreign Ministry described the action as ludicrous in a statement made in Lusaka on Tuesday (9 January). A transcript of his statement follows:

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    Film ID:
    VLVACWAZB9TG2NJ80KJ1R1P3OZW6W
    Media URN:
    VLVACWAZB9TG2NJ80KJ1R1P3OZW6W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
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