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    The Zimbabwe Patriotic Front would accept aid from any country which supports its aims in achieving independence, the Front's co-leader, Mr.

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    The Zimbabwe Patriotic Front would accept aid from any country which supports its aims in achieving independence, the Front's co-leader, Mr. Robert Mugabe said in Mozambique on Tuesday (6 February). He said the offer of weapons could come from countries such as China, Cuba or the Soviet Union, but his own troops must do the fighting. Mr Mugabe said his movement, which controls much of the Rhodesian countryside, was heading towards military victory, and was entitled to the reins of government. He told the New York Times that he felt the forces of the Patriotic Front's other co-leader, Mr. Joshua Nkomo, operating from Zambia, had contributed so little to the bush war they could not 'share the spoils of victory'.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Mugabe's guerrilla forces which are based in Mozambique, have received some support from China and other communist countries. Mr. Nkomo, and his forces in Zambia have for years received support from the Soviet Union. Mr. Mugabe dismissed the protracted series of negotiations as a way to settle Zimbabwe's future.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4NYI3DSRN443QPH05KPK89HSH
    Media URN:
    VLVA4NYI3DSRN443QPH05KPK89HSH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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