In Rhodesia four white civilians who were abducted last year have been released. The men?
LV AND SV: people waiting and watching as passengers emerge from customs (2 shots)
CU: released Rhodesian Mr John Kennerley with his parents being interviewed in English.
CU: released British prisoner Major Thomas Wigglesworth talking in English with reporters as he walks through airport. (3 shots)
SV: released prisoner walking away.
REPORTER: "Can we ask a simple question about how you feel today?"
KENNERLEY: "I don't think I can answer that. It's pretty obvious isn't it."
REPORTER: "Do you intend to go back to Rhodesia?"
KENNERLEY: "For a while."
REPORTER: "What are your impressions of the Patriotic Front's attitude towards the way the war is going in Rhodesia?"
KENNERLEY: "No comment. I don't think I can answer that."
REPORTER: "How would you characterise your captors politically and in terms of their military capabilities?
WIGGLESWORTH: "Very efficient."
REPORTER: "Is it an efficient fighting force?"
WIGGLESWORTH: "It appeared so to me."
REPORTER: "Did Robert Mugabe have anything specific to say about the military and political situation inside Rhodesia today?"
WIGGLESWORTH: "No, I didn't see him today."
REPORTER: "You know, but at the present time. Did you only talk about matters of food?"
WIGGLESWORTH: "Well, he asked me what I wanted and I said my freedom, and general matters like that. And he said that his comrades, his soldiers, had been given strict instructions to treat us in a humane way."
REPORTER: Did the morale of the Patriotic Front forces seem to be optimistic that the war was going in the manner that they would wish?
WIGGLESWORTH: "Well, they appeared to think that they were quite prepared to carry on until they had won it their way."
REPORTER: "When you were taken captive did you think you would be executed?"
WIGGLESWORTH: "Well, I was told by the Commander of the capture force that my labour had pleaded for my life to be saved because I had treated them well. And also I was caught without a gun."
REPORTER: "One last comment Major?"
WIGGLESWORTH: "I want to get my hands on anything that's available."
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Background: In Rhodesia four white civilians who were abducted last year have been released. The men -- two Britons, a Rhodesian and a South African -- were held in Mozambique before being handed to representatives of the human rights organisation, Amnesty International, on February the 2nd.
SYNOPSIS: Two of the men, a 17-year-old Rhodesian and a British Major, arrived in Johannesburg, where they were met by their families and friends. One man described their release by Mr Robert Mugabe's ZANU guerrillas, as a "gigantic publicity stunt". Mr John Kennerley and Major Thomas Wigglesworth were delighted to be free.
It was reported that two whites were still being detained in Mozambique by guerrillas.