• Short Summary

    Following the increase in guerilla attacks in Rhodesia's Nuanetsi region, farmers there have been increasing their security.

  • Description

    Following the increase in guerilla attacks in Rhodesia's Nuanetsi region, farmers there have been increasing their security.

    On 19 April, the South African tourists were shot dead on the Beitbridge road which passes through the Nuanetisi area in Southern Rhodesia. The stretch of road where the attack took place is still closed to normal traffic and a major manhunt for the attackers continues.

    The farmers of the southern regions are not as accustomed to the guerilla raids as those that farm along the Rhodesian border with Mozambique. Eastern border farms are surrounded by high wire fences and are in constant radio contact with the police.

    For the present, the Nuanetsi farmers must rely on their own resources to protect their land. They have guns and patrol their farms in small aircraft. But until the region is designated as an 'operation area' by the Rhodesian government, the farmers cannot count on the same security resources as the people along the Mozambique border.

    But farmers in the south are confident that they can deal with any Guerilla attacks. In an interview with British Broadcasting corporation reporter Michael Sullivan, one farmer, Robin Watson, gave his feelings on the subject.

    This film is serviced with the interview with Mr. Watson. A full transcript appears below.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4QRQ25YW6IXRLP5E3V9IHYC4N
    Media URN:
    VLVA4QRQ25YW6IXRLP5E3V9IHYC4N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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