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    Zambian students have accused the country's President Kenneth Kaunda of "criminal treachery" for not recognising the Soviet backed Luanda government in the Angolan civil war.

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    Zambian students have accused the country's President Kenneth Kaunda of "criminal treachery" for not recognising the Soviet backed Luanda government in the Angolan civil war.

    Riot police guarded the University campus in the capital Lusaka on thursday (15 January) as hundreds of students demonstrated against Dr. Kaunda's policy and in support of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola - MPLA.

    Zambia is among those African countries which want a government of national unity in Angola but a student statement issued at the University said it was indisputable that Zambia backed the rival UNITA side - the National Union or the Total Independence of Angola.

    UNITA had a record of "long standing treachery" and its leader Dr. Jonas Savimbi was "a bearded quisling, pseudo revolutionary professional traitor and cunning fox" according to the statement which also alleged that Dr. Savimbi was an employee of the South African and Portuguese Secret Services. South African forces are reported to have been helping UNITa in the civil war.

    The statement also attacked Senegalese President Leopold Senghor as a UNITA supporter and "black Frenchman who is more French than the French".

    There were no clashes between the police and the students who dispersed during the evening.

    SYNOPSIS: The campus of Lusaka University in Zambia where hundreds of students on Thursday demonstrated against their President Kenneth Kaunda. The students accused Dr. Kaunda of not recognising the Soviet backed Luanda government in the Angolan civil war. Zambia is among African countries that want a government of national unity in Angola but a student statement issued at the university said it was indisputable that Zambia backed UNITA - the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola.

    The students support the Luanda government - the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola or MPLA. According to the student statement UNITA had a record of long standing treachery and its leader Dr. Jonas Savimbi was a bearded quisling, pseudo revolutionary, and cunning fox. The statement also accused Dr. Savimbi of belonging to the South African and Portuguese Secret Services. South African troops are reported to have been helping UNITA. The students later dispersed without incident.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA483GEW4AA1DEQNGAP9C6F4QY
    Media URN:
    VLVA483GEW4AA1DEQNGAP9C6F4QY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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