• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA HAS BEEN ON A BRIEF STOP-OVER VISIT TO ROME, ON HIS WAY HOME FROM A SEVEN NATION TOUR WHICH INCLUDED VISITS TO THE UNITED STATES AND CHILE.

  • Description


    PRESIDENT KAUNDA SPEAKING.



    TRANSCRIPT: KAUNDA: "THE LEAVING OF SMITH IN POWER, EVEN FOR A LIMITED TIME, IS A DANGEROUS EXERCISE, AND IF I MAY SAY SO, PASTIME, BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD EXAMPLES OF SUCH UNDERTAKINGS BEFORE AS IS EXEMPLIFIED IN THE 1910 AGREEMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA. THIS IS CLEAR: ONCE MINORITY GROUPS ARE GIVEN EVEN THE SLIGHTEST OPPORTUNITY TO REMAIN IN POWER THEY ALWAYS, OR INEVITABLY -- I MEAN ITS HUMAN, ITS UNDERSTANDABLE -- WILL TWIST THE CONSTITUTION TO SUIT THEIR SEFFISH AIMS. AND THIS IS WHY I FEEL SO MUCH ANGRY AND SO MUCH UPSET ABOUT THIS. THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER FAILED TO FULFILL THE OBLIGATIONS OR RATHER THE UNDERTAKINGS HE MADE TO THE LAST PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE WHICH, AMONG OTHERS, WAS THIS POINT OF TAKING THIS WHOLE CASE TO THE UNITED NATIONS BEFORE THE 30TH OF JUNE OR THEREABOUTS -- THAT WAS THE DEADLINE. NOW IT IS WHAT? THE THIRD OF DECEMBER TODAY -- THREE DAYS AFTER THE 30TH OF NOVEMBER -- THIS MEANS THEREFORE, THAT THE ENTIRE SITUATION HAS CHANGED AND ALL WE'RE WAITING FOR NOW IS THE FINAL SELL-OUT IN TERMS OF WORDS BEING UTTERED BY THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HIMSELF. NOW THIS MEANS THEREFORE, I'VE GOT TO GO BACK HOME AND SIT DOWN AND THINK ALL OVER AGAIN BECAUSE WE HAVE MADE OBVIOUSLY FALSE APPROACHES, BECAUSE WE WERE WORKING ON FALSE PROMISES MADE BY MR. WILSON, SO THIS WHOLE THING MUST BE LOOKED AT AFRESH AT HOME."




    Initials AA/V/JH/JG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA HAS BEEN ON A BRIEF STOP-OVER VISIT TO ROME, ON HIS WAY HOME FROM A SEVEN NATION TOUR WHICH INCLUDED VISITS TO THE UNITED STATES AND CHILE. YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AFTER AN AUDIENCE WITH POPE, PRESIDENT KAUNDA HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT HIS HOTEL.

    HERE IS AN EXTRACT FROM DR. KAUNDA'S REMARKS ON THE TALKS BETWEEN BRITAIN AND RHODESIA....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA56GMH5TCWR9BTGTS8621PPR95
    Media URN:
    VLVA56GMH5TCWR9BTGTS8621PPR95
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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