• Short Summary

    Five Zimbabwe Cabinet ministers, all from Prime Minister Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party, held a mass political rally on July 18 in Bulawayo, the stronghold of Joshua Nkomo's opposition ZAPU party.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Crowds gathered at White City stadium, Bulawayo.
    0.06

    2.
    GV Women in crowd signing and dancing as crowd applauds. (2 SHOTS)
    0.27

    3.
    SV Minister of Home Affairs Dr. Herbert Ushewokunze brandishes rifle among crowd.
    0.32

    4.
    GV Crowds cheer and wave as Minister of Community Development and women's Affairs, Teuria Ropa Nhongo talking. (2 SHOTS)
    0.42

    5.
    SV Crowds watch as the Minister of Mines, Mr. Maurice Nyagombo, arrives. (2 SHOTS)
    0.52

    6.
    GV Crowds cheer and make fist salutes as Mr. Ushewokunze speak. (2 SHOTS)
    1.04

    7.
    SV The Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office for Co-ordination, Mr. Tarisaye Ziyambi, leads crowd in chant. (2 SHOTS)
    1.20

    8.
    GV Crowds assembled at stadium.
    1.23




    Initials JCIH/JRS





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Five Zimbabwe Cabinet ministers, all from Prime Minister Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party, held a mass political rally on July 18 in Bulawayo, the stronghold of Joshua Nkomo's opposition ZAPU party. The message which the ministers brought to the ten thousand people at the Whit City stadium was that any opposition to Prime Minister Mugabe would not be tolerated. Home affairs Minister Dr. Herbert Ushewokunze brandished a rifle as he spoke to the crowd. Cheers greeted the Minister of Community Development and Women's Affairs, Mrs. Teurai Ropa, and Mines Minister Maurice Nyagumbo. The Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office for Co-ordination, Mr. Tarisaye Ziyambi, led the crowd in a pro-ZANU chant. Mr. Mugabe and Mr. Nkomo were one-time comrades in the bush war against the white-dominated Rdodesian government before independence but later their collaboration turned to political rivalry. This rivalry culminated in Mr. Nkomo's sacking as Home Affairs Minister after arms were found on a ZAPU farm and the discovery was linked to an attempt to undermine the government.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4DZ96R94A7TPKEV9CP8388EM1
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DZ96R94A7TPKEV9CP8388EM1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment