South Africa's new Prime Minister, Pieter Botha, arrived in Pretoria, the country's administrative capital, on Saturday (30 September).
GV Military aircraft taxiing on tarmac at Waterkloof Air base, Pretoria.
SV PAN Officials moving out ZOOM IN TO SCU South African Foreign Minister Pik Botha and wife walking.
LV Prime Minister Pieter Botha and wife emerge from aircraft and are greeted.
GV PAN FROM Crowd ZOOM IN TO security guard on rooftop.
GV Pieter Botha and officials walking across tarmac towards terminal buildings. (2 SHOTS)
SV Young People in crowd listen as Pieter Botha speaks to them.
SCU Pieter Botha speaking.
BOTHA:"I want to say that we don't want to challenge the world. We want to co-operate with the free world. We believe that we are indispensable to the free world. We believe that without us the free world can not be the same in strength. We believe that without South Africa that free world will loose the fight against Marxism and terrorism. That with South Africa the sub-continent of Southern Africa can stand strong, can develop, can bring peace to people that are shooting at each other today. If only the free world will accept us and provide us with the opportunity to make possible that which we believe we protecting...the peace of southern Africa."
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Background: South Africa's new Prime Minister, Pieter Botha, arrived in Pretoria, the country's administrative capital, on Saturday (30 September). Speaking to a crowd at the airport he said that south Africa is an important part of the free world and the fight against Marxism and terrorism. The former Defence Minister, who was elected last week (28 September) succeeding Mr. John Vorster, is considered a hard-liner and has already said South Africa will go it alone on the question of Namibia.
SYNOPSIS: Also among the arrivals at Waterkloof Air Base, war Foreign Minister Pik Botha -- one of the contenders for the position of Prime Minister.
But it was Pieter Botha who won the election -- the first in twenty years. He has retained the Defence portfolio and has not introduced any changes in South African cabinet. The new Prime Minister is expected to take a tough stand on international and defence matters. He addressed a group of young people at the air base, about south Africa's place in the world.