President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia has pledged continued Zambian support for the South-West African Peoples Organisation (SWAPO).
SCU Kaunda introduced to SWAPO members by President Sam Nujoma
SV Kaunda handing plates to SWAPO members (2 shots)
SV SWAPO members taking food
SV Nujoma (nearest camera) seated at table
SCU Kaunda walks up to table and sits down (2 shots)
SV SWAPO members eating
CU Kaunda standing next to Nujoma ZOOM OUT TO GV group posing for photographs
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Background: 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.