Prime Minister Robert Muldoon of New Zealand, in Zambia for the Commonwealth Conference, took the opportunity on Wednesday (8 August) to visit one of the Patriotic Front's refugee camps just outside the capital city Lusaka.
GV PAN New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon and wife being shown around victory Camp with officials (2 shots)
GV Muldoon entering camp classroom
GV PAN Refugees congregating to listen to speeches
GV Mr. Josiah Chinamano, ZAPU Secretary general introduces Muldoon and crowd listening (2 shots)
SCU Mr. Muldoon speaking to crowd
GV Children join in chant led by Chinamano (2 shots)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 5: MULDOON: "The most important decision that we took, was taken unanimously with every head of government, or head of state of the Commonwealth agreeing, in all its detail, a plan that could, if it's carried out with goodwill by all parties, end the killing, the suffering, the war, and get you back to a peaceful independent state, independent inside the Commonwealth."
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Background: Prime Minister Robert Muldoon of New Zealand, in Zambia for the Commonwealth Conference, took the opportunity on Wednesday (8 August) to visit one of the Patriotic Front's refugee camps just outside the capital city Lusaka.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Muldoon and his wife were taken on a tour of Victory Camp by officials of the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU). All of the delegates attending the Commonwealth Conference, were encouraged by co-leader of the Patriotic Front, Mr. Joshua Nkomo, to visit the camp. A marked contrast, according to Mr. Nkomo from the 'protected villages' the Zimbabwe government operates.
There are schools at the camps, and the Zambian government supplies most of the food and medicine. However, chronic unemployment and continual shortages hamper the refugees. During a speech at the camp Mr. Muldoon said he was hopeful of a speedy settlement in Zimbabwe Rhodesia.