• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA SAID YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN ZAMBIA THAT HIS COUNTRY DID NOT INTEND TO NATIONALISE ITS COPPER INDUSTRY BUT WOULD EXERCISE SOME CONTROL OVER ITS PROFITS.

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    PEOPLE ARRIVE CROWD WITH PLACARDS; MUSICIANS AND DANCERS; KAUNDA ARRIVES; GREETS UNIP OFFICIALS; PLACARDS; KAUNDA ACKNOWLEDGES CHEERS; DANCERS DURING OVATION; WEST GERMAN LABOUR LEADERS; KAUNDA UNVEIL'S PLAQUE; PLAQUE; CROWD; KAUNDA SPEAKS (NATURAL SOUND & SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: KAUNDA: "WHAT WE ARE SAYING IS 'ONE UNION, ONE INDUSTRY'. ONE UNION, ONE INDUSTRY' BECAUSE IT IS RIGHT. THE REASON FOR THIS IS NOT THAT WE ARE RACIALISTS. THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT IF WE WORKERS ARE DIVIDED, CAPITALISTS ARE GOING TO EXPLOIT US, EITHER ON THE GROUNDS OF COLOUR: 'YOU ARE WHITE, DON'T MIX WITH THE BLACK ONES; YOU ARE BLACK, DON'T MIX WITH THE WHITE ONES'. CAPITALISTS CAN DO THIS - THEY CAN EXPLOIT OUR DIVISIONS. THIS IS NOT RACIALISM ON OUR PART.



    WE ARE SAYING: 'YOU MINE WORKERS WHO BELONG TO THE PAST UNIONS, WHITE UNIONS, WHICH WERE VERY POWERFUL - THINK AGAIN UNDER HUMANISM. WE WELCOME YOU AS A FELLOW HUMAN BEING. IT IS NOT SO MUCH BECAUSE OF YOUR INTELLIGENCE: IT IS NOT SO MUCH BECAUSE YOU ARE TALL; IT IS NOT BECAUSE YOU ARE WHITE - BUT BECAUSE OF YOU BEING A FELLOW HUMAN BEING THAT WE WELCOME YOU TO ZAMBIA. STAY WITH US HERE, LIVE WITH US HERE, BUT UNDER OUR OWN CONDITIONS.'



    KAUNDA: WE DO BET ANYONE TO COME HERE AND LIVE WITH US IN ZAMBIA. OUR DOORS ARE OPEN TO THOSE WHO WANT TO COME HERE AND LIVE WITH US HERE, AND LIVE WITH US LIKE ZAMBIANS DO. BECAUSE WHEN YOU GO TO ROME DO AS THE ROMANS DO. IF YOU DON'T DO AS ROMANS DO, ROMANS WILL OBJECT TO YOU.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA SAID YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN ZAMBIA THAT HIS COUNTRY DID NOT INTEND TO NATIONALISE ITS COPPER INDUSTRY BUT WOULD EXERCISE SOME CONTROL OVER ITS PROFITS. DR. KAUNDA TOLD A CROWD OF SEVERAL THOUSAND GATHERED FOR THE UNVEILING OF A PLAQUE COMMEMORATING HEROES OF THE INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE THAT ZAMBIA WANTED NEITHER WESTERN CAPITALISM NOR COMMUNISM - THE NATION WAS COMMITTED TO ITS OWN IDEOLOGY OF HUMANISM. THE RALLY WAS THE FIRST TIME ZAMBIA HAD RECOGNISED MAY DAY, OR LABOUR DAY AS IT IS CALLED IN ZAMBIA.

    THE ULTIMATE AIM IN HIS ECONOMIC REVOLUTION, SAID PRESIDENT KAUNDA, WOULD BE FOR ALL OTHER INDUSTRY TO BE RUN ON A COOPERATIVE BASIS, A SO-CALLED 'PEOPLE'S CAPITALISM'. ADDRESSING THE 5,000 MEMBERS OF THE EXPATRIATE COPPERMINERS' SOCIETY THROUGH THE HALF DOZEN WHO ATTENDED THE RALLY, DR. KAUNDA SAID THAT WHITES WOULD CONTINUE TO BE WELCOME AS WORKERS IN ZAMBIA PROVIDING THEY ACCEPTED THE SAME CONDITIONS AS ZAMBIANS. HE CONTINUED:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEQN9GPDL6PGSHKW3BI88S2CEA
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQN9GPDL6PGSHKW3BI88S2CEA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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