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    President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia has pledged continued Zambian support for the South-West African Peoples Organisation (SWAPO).

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    President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia has pledged continued Zambian support for the South-West African Peoples Organisation (SWAPO).

    SYNOPSIS: President Kaunda was speaking at a State House luncheon in Lusaka on Monday (2 August) for Mr. Sam Nujoma the President of SWAPO, and members of SWAPO's central committee. Dr. Kaunda said that Boers in South Africa were wasting valuable human life in Namibia by fighting a war they knew they would not win.

    He told guests at the luncheon SWAPO had no choice but to resort to armed struggle to free Namibia from South African rule because Dr. Vorster's regime had refused to reason with them.

    Dr. Kaunda said Zambia supported SWAPO'S decision and the armed struggle in Namibia to the fullest extent.

    Namibia is ruled by South Africa, in defiance of United Nations resolutions calling on it to grant independence to the territory, formerly administered under United Nations mandate.

    President kaunda said his country supported SWAPO because it was a stable organisation. He said resolutions passed at a SWAPO national congress meeting
    early this year showed the support it had inside Namibia. But he warned SWAPO against creating internal differences.

    Recently, SWAPO's central committee has set up a military tribunal to try several dissidents. Mr. Nujoma said SWAPO's enemies had organised agents within the movement to create dissension and sabotage.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA25QKP857IB11VZMN96IVJRZRC
    Media URN:
    VLVA25QKP857IB11VZMN96IVJRZRC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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