• Short Summary

    The leaders of ZAPU and ZANU - the two black liberation movements banned in Rhodesia - left Lusaka, Zambia on Thursday (12 December) for a triumphal homecoming as free men.

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    The leaders of ZAPU and ZANU - the two black liberation movements banned in Rhodesia - left Lusaka, Zambia on Thursday (12 December) for a triumphal homecoming as free men.

    Mr. Joshua Nkomo, President of ZAPU (Zaimbabwe African People's Union) and The Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole of ZANU (Zimbabwe African National Union) were accompanied by Bishop Abel Muzorewa, President of Rhodesia's only legal black organisation, the African National Council (ANC).

    All three had been in Lusaka since last week for settlement talks on the Phodesian situation with the Presidents of Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana, and white Rhodesian Officials of the Smith regime.

    On Wednesday (11 December) night the Rhodesian Prime Minister, Mr. Ian Smith, made a dramatic announcement on radio and television that mr. Nkomo and The Reverend Sithole were to be set free after ten years of detention. They had been released from detention for the talks. He also said that a round-table conference would be held on Rhodesia's constitutional future, and broke the news of a ceasefire between Government forces and African nationalist guerrillas.

    Formerly the leadership of ZAPU and ZANU had been at loggerheads with each other, but they settled their differences in Lusaka and left united under the banner of the ANC.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4CKA0OO4WH3JKQQQFU8J644D
    Media URN:
    VLVA4CKA0OO4WH3JKQQQFU8J644D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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