INTRODUCTION: Ambassador D.W. Kamana, President of the United Nations Council for Namibia, has accused South?
GV PAN Committee members seated (MUTE)
SV Ambassador D.W. Kamana, President of the U.N. Council for Namibia, speaking.
SV Chinese delegate seated. (MUTE)
SV SWAPO Vice President Mishake Muyongo speaking.
KAMANA: "The large uranium deposits at Rossing have already led to large contracts to export the output to the United Kingdom, Japan and France. South Africa and its allies do not hesitate to continue policies of plunder of the natural wealth of the territory in complete disregard for the legitimate interests of the Namibian people. Available estimates indicate that 25 percent of Namibia's gross domestic product is transferred abroad in profits, dividends and interest payments. Behind its false promises of independence for the territory, South Africa continues to expand its military presence in the territory.
Its main military base now has underground hangars for combat aircraft and facilities for 20 thousand soldiers.
MUYONGO: "Vorster is not, has never been, committed to or interested in transferring power to the people of Namibia. We are not interested in anything else but the seizure of power. SWAPO has gone out of its way to indicate its willingness to talk to the Pretoria regime . On the other hand, that regime has refused to go into any talks with us. If there is anybody or country that can bring to us word of a solemn undertaking by South African indicating a commitment and willingness to meet us at a conference table to discuss the modalities for the transfer of power to the rightful owners of Namibia, through SWAPO, with the assistance of the United Nations, let the word go forth from here now that we shall be there waiting."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Ambassador D.W. Kamana, President of the United Nations Council for Namibia, has accused South Africa of continuing to expand its military presence in Namibia and of plundering the natural wealth of the territory. And South West African People's Organisation spokesman, Mishake Muyongo says his group's still prepared to talk to the government of South Africa.
SYNOPSIS: (MUTE) Both men were speaking on the debate on Namibia in the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation, on Friday ( 25 February).
Mr. Muyongo stressed SWAPO must take part in any talks.