Black Nationalist leader, Joshua Nkomo, has called for "guns not resolutions" for a world conference against apartheid, racism and colonialism in southern Africa.
GV Conference building in Lisbon, Portugal
SV PAN Africans arrive
SV Mr. Nkomo and Mr. Mugabe walking into conference hall followed by others
SCU Major Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho (le. t), former Prime Minister Vasco Goncalves (centre) and Admiral Rosa Coutinho (right) taking inside conference hall
GV & SV Delegates seated
SCU Mugabe and Nkomo
SCU Other African officials
SV Nkomo speaking and delegates listening (10 shots)
NKOMO: "This conference is being held on this particular day when the young people of Soweto did not stand up for mass declaration -- they stood up to act. In their action they were appealing to the people of the world -- the progressive parts of the world -- to join in with the peoples of southern Africa to destroy racism, colonialism and fascism. Some people may say South Africa is very powerful. South Africa has only gold, but that gold is African gold and the (indistinct) or Africa know that gold must be used by destroy colonialism."
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Background: Black Nationalist leader, Joshua Nkomo, has called for "guns not resolutions" for a world conference against apartheid, racism and colonialism in southern Africa. The conference began in Lisbon, Portugal, on Thursday (16 June) and it's being attended by representatives of more than 40 countries.
The meeting ends on Sunday (19 June) with final speeches and a conference declaration. Meanwhile, committee meetings discussed ways of combatting apartheid and future liaison among the delegations.
SYNOPSIS: The meeting was held in the Gulbenkian Foundation building amid tight security. The clear message during the opening session was that the black nationalist leaders intend to stop up their guerrilla struggle in southern Africa.
Mr. Nkomo arrived with Mr. Robert Mugabe, his co-leader of the Rhodesian Patriotic Front. Both talked to the conference, which had been organised by the Helsinki-based World peace Council.
The hundreds of delegates heard Mr. Nkomo promise that the flag of the Zimbabwe Patriotic Front will be flying in Salisbury in a few months. The conference began on the first anniversary of the riots in the black South African township of Soweto and Mr. Nkomo referred to that in his speech.