With the Rhodesian settlement talks suddenly plunged into difficulties, there is doubt whether one of the key figures will take part when they resume in Monday (30 January).
CU: Muzorewa speaking to reporters. (TWO SHOTS)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 1: MUZOREWA: "Today we were discussing the most fundamental principles so far as the politics of this country is concerned and that is about the common voters' roll...when one-man, one-vote is almost compromised in fact if that is not allowed, but then to our utter disgust, we found a lot of intransigence on the Government's part, but what made it to the peak that I had to walk out with my delegation was that we were abused in the language that I've never been called by anyone, I'm now 53 years old, such as that we were blackened liars and we could not stand that."
MUZOREWA: "That is correct."
REPORTER: "Can you tell me, is there any possibility of these talks resuming? Coming about again?"
MUZOREWA: 'Wall, I don't know. But as far as we are concerned we are out unless the men concerned give us an apology in writing, we may reconsider that, but as far as we are concerned, we are out today... I mean, we are out."
REPORTER: " Did the other leaders of the other delegations, Bishop, did they agree with your sentiments?
MUZOREWA: "Well, apparently the whole lot of them were ganging together and we were all by ourselves. But that in fact does not warrant the lot, in fact a bit, because we are majority...put the whole lot together we are in majority, so that does not bother us if we stand alone."
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Background: With the Rhodesian settlement talks suddenly plunged into difficulties, there is doubt whether one of the key figures will take part when they resume in Monday (30 January). Bishop Muzorewa, leader of the United African National Council (UANC) stormed out of Friday's session in a fury after a member of the Government team accused him of lying.