• Short Summary

    The referendum in which white Rhodesians have voted for black majority rule has been criticised by Britain, the United States and leaders of the Patriotic Front guerrilla movement.

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    The referendum in which white Rhodesians have voted for black majority rule has been criticised by Britain, the United States and leaders of the Patriotic Front guerrilla movement. The United States said that the referendum ignored the views of the black majority and the need for a negotiated settlement with black guerrillas.

    SYNOPSIS: Black Rhodesians awoke on Wednesday (31 January) to fine that the country's ninety thousand whites had voted overwhelmingly to accept black majority rule. The black Rhodesians who were excluded from the referendum will have their chance to vote on the future of the country at the planned one-man, one-vote elections in April. Of the sixty-seven thousand whites who voted, fifty-seven thousand voted yes, while about ten thousand said no.

    Following the referendum, the party of one of the three black leaders in Rhodesia's interim government, Bishop Abel Muzorewa demanded that Prime Minister Smith withdraw from office after the April elections.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2FWPHSBFQGKEHY8GD4YTY0XRG
    Media URN:
    VLVA2FWPHSBFQGKEHY8GD4YTY0XRG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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