• Short Summary

    On Saturday Britain's Pearce Commission began the fist phase of its opinion-testing operation on the Anglo-Rhodesian settlement proposals in Salisbury.

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    On Saturday Britain's Pearce Commission began the fist phase of its opinion-testing operation on the Anglo-Rhodesian settlement proposals in Salisbury. What may prove to be the crux of the acceptability test came at a meeting on Friday between the Pearce Commission and the African National Council (ANC).

    The A.N.C. gave a firm "no" to proposals, which would grant independence to a white government. Bishop Abel Muzorewa, chairman of the council, argues that Africans rejected the terms because they perpetuated racialism. The Bishop warned that Rhodesia faced an inevitable, bloody revolution unless white domination was ended.

    Fridays' hearing with the A.N.C. was the pearce Commission's first public meeting with moderate African leaders, who have emerged as the focal point of African rejection of the proposals worked out by the British and Rhodesian governments last November.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5CC5WO9KMX3Z1016VY053522Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CC5WO9KMX3Z1016VY053522Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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