• Short Summary

    MAIN POINTS: SUGGESTIONS THAT AID SHOULD BE WITHDRAWN, BUT ON THIS OCCASION GRATEFUL FOR BRITISH AID IE $134 MILLION AID IN MILITARY SPHERE AND THROUGH OTHER SUBSIDIARY PROGRAMMES. AGREED TO ASSUME CERTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES. BRITAIN SHOULD HAVE ASSUMED-THEY ARE PAYING MILLIONS OF $s PER YEAR BY WAY OF PENSION TO BRITISH SETTLERS WHO SLAUGHTERED AND KILLED ZIMBABWEANS YESTERDAY, AND THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY MORAL DUTY TO DO THIS-ONLY DO IT AS THEY ACCEPT THE PAST HAS GONE. DO NOT FEEL BRITAIN SHOULD PROVOKE ZIMBABWE INTO EXAMINING ITS RELATION WITH THOSE PEOPLE, WHO AFTER ALL SERVED THE COLONIAL REGIME AND MOST OF THE YEARS FOR WHICH THEY QUALIFY FOR PENSION WERE ??I YEARS. ZIMBABWE'S ECONOMY AND SOCIAL SERVICES ARE SUSTAINING THESE BRITISH CITIZENS, BUT OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE OF FUSS OVER RECENT ARRESTS, BRITAIN REGARDS THESE PEOPLE AS THEIR OWN CHARGES AND THEREFORE SHOULD PAY ZIMBABWE SOMETHING TO SUSTAIN THEM THERE.

    JUST BECAUSE A PERSON'S BRITISH THEY SHOULDN'T FEAR TO ARREST HIM IF HE'S A THREAT TO THEIR SECURITY. AS TO DO SO WOULD PROVOKE MRS THATCHER AND GOVERNMENT. HIS COUNTRY FOUGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE. HAS A RIGHT TO ITS SOVEREIGNTY, DOES NOT ACCEPT INTIMIDATION FROM ANY QUARTERS, ANY MANIPULATION BY ANYBODY, BIG OR SMALL. ZIMBABWE IS AIMBABWE AND HIS GOVERNMENT STANDS BY ITS PRINCIPLES THAT IN ZIMBABWE THEY SHALL PURSUE THINGS THEIR OWN WAY. CAN BRITAIN LAY ITS HANDS OFF ZIMBABWE? IF BRITAIN WANTS TO CONTINUE BEING FRIENDS THEY WILL BE, BUT IF THEY ARE WORKING TO DISSOCIATE THEMSELVES, THEY ARE WILLING FOR THAT TO HAPPEN TOO.

  • Description

    TRANSCRIPT: SPEECH SEQ. 1: MUGABE: "AND IN CERTAIN CIRCLES..WELL THAT IS IT, THAT IS OUR POSITION."





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    Background: MAIN POINTS: SUGGESTIONS THAT AID SHOULD BE WITHDRAWN, BUT ON THIS OCCASION GRATEFUL FOR BRITISH AID IE $134 MILLION AID IN MILITARY SPHERE AND THROUGH OTHER SUBSIDIARY PROGRAMMES. AGREED TO ASSUME CERTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES. BRITAIN SHOULD HAVE ASSUMED-THEY ARE PAYING MILLIONS OF $s PER YEAR BY WAY OF PENSION TO BRITISH SETTLERS WHO SLAUGHTERED AND KILLED ZIMBABWEANS YESTERDAY, AND THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY MORAL DUTY TO DO THIS-ONLY DO IT AS THEY ACCEPT THE PAST HAS GONE. DO NOT FEEL BRITAIN SHOULD PROVOKE ZIMBABWE INTO EXAMINING ITS RELATION WITH THOSE PEOPLE, WHO AFTER ALL SERVED THE COLONIAL REGIME AND MOST OF THE YEARS FOR WHICH THEY QUALIFY FOR PENSION WERE ??I YEARS. ZIMBABWE'S ECONOMY AND SOCIAL SERVICES ARE SUSTAINING THESE BRITISH CITIZENS, BUT OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE OF FUSS OVER RECENT ARRESTS, BRITAIN REGARDS THESE PEOPLE AS THEIR OWN CHARGES AND THEREFORE SHOULD PAY ZIMBABWE SOMETHING TO SUSTAIN THEM THERE.

    JUST BECAUSE A PERSON'S BRITISH THEY SHOULDN'T FEAR TO ARREST HIM IF HE'S A THREAT TO THEIR SECURITY. AS TO DO SO WOULD PROVOKE MRS THATCHER AND GOVERNMENT. HIS COUNTRY FOUGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE. HAS A RIGHT TO ITS SOVEREIGNTY, DOES NOT ACCEPT INTIMIDATION FROM ANY QUARTERS, ANY MANIPULATION BY ANYBODY, BIG OR SMALL. ZIMBABWE IS AIMBABWE AND HIS GOVERNMENT STANDS BY ITS PRINCIPLES THAT IN ZIMBABWE THEY SHALL PURSUE THINGS THEIR OWN WAY. CAN BRITAIN LAY ITS HANDS OFF ZIMBABWE? IF BRITAIN WANTS TO CONTINUE BEING FRIENDS THEY WILL BE, BUT IF THEY ARE WORKING TO DISSOCIATE THEMSELVES, THEY ARE WILLING FOR THAT TO HAPPEN TOO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3JS61PWLF7SAS9PX3FKBQH572
    Media URN:
    VLVA3JS61PWLF7SAS9PX3FKBQH572
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:06:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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