• Short Summary

    RHODESIA'S LEADING AFRICAN CHIEFS HAVE GIVEN BREAKAWAY RHODESIAN LEADER IAN SMITH A FIRM VOTE OF CONFIDENCE FOR HIS HANDLING OF THE ABORTIVE INDEPENDENCE NEGOTIATIONS WITH BRITAIN.

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    RHODESIA'S LEADING AFRICAN CHIEFS HAVE GIVEN BREAKAWAY RHODESIAN LEADER IAN SMITH A FIRM VOTE OF CONFIDENCE FOR HIS HANDLING OF THE ABORTIVE INDEPENDENCE NEGOTIATIONS WITH BRITAIN.

    A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER TALKS BETWEEN THE 26-MEMBER COUNCIL OF CHIEFS AND MR. SMITH SAID THE CHIEFS HAD ALSO URGED HIM TO STAND FIRM BY HIS POLICIES FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE COUNTRY'S FOUR MILLION AFRICANS.

    ACCORDING TO THE COMMUNIQUE THE CHIEFS EXPRESSED THEIR SATISFACTION WITH THE WAY IN WHICH MR. SMITH HAD HANDLED THE TIGER TALKS. THEY ALSO URGED THE ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT TO STAND FIRM IN WORKING TOWARDS A CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM WHICH WOULD REPRESENT ALL THE PEOPLE OF RHODESIA -- BLACK AND WHITE.

    THE CHIEFS ALSO ASKED THAT THE AFRICAN EDUCATION SYLLABUS BE BROUGHT UP TO EUROPEAN STANDARD. THE COMMUNIQUE DID NOT SAY WHAT MR. SMITH'S ANSWER WAS TO THIS PROPOSAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3BKJ5ZDY2GP9KMKQ4FGNA3XZG
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BKJ5ZDY2GP9KMKQ4FGNA3XZG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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