The Zambian Foreign Minister. Mr. Elijah Mudenda, yesterday (Wednesday) warned the General Assembly of the?
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: MUDENDA: The greatest long-term threat which southern Africa paces to world stability is that freedom fighters will one day be near success, only to have the West intervene on the side of the white minority. My President, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, warned about the real possibility of a racial war in Southern Africa as far back as 1966. It is not the liberation movement which seeks a racial war. It is the white rulers and their supporters who are represented here in the United Nations who will bring about a bitter racial conflict, because of their continued denial of even the most elementary political and human rights to the majority of the people in South Africa.
Mr. President, the African liberation struggle is not a narrow racial struggle, but one intended to bring about a democratic South Africa in which all the people of South Africa will be able to live in harmony, free of racial superiority, free of apartheid. It is in our interest as members of the human race to fight for the fulfilment of this goal.
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Background: The Zambian Foreign Minister. Mr. Elijah Mudenda, yesterday (Wednesday) warned the General Assembly of the United Nations of the dangers of racial conflict in Southern Africa. Mr. Mudenda said it was the white rulers and their supporters who would bring about a conflict, hot the liberation movement.
Earlier in his speech, Mr. Mudenda had appealed to all nations to keep South African sportsmen out of international competitions.