Rhodesian nationalist leader, Joshua Nkomo, was in Kenya on Monday (18 October) for talks on the forthcoming Geneva conference on Rhodesia's future.
Rhodesian nationalist leader, Joshua Nkomo, was in Kenya on Monday (18 October) for talks on the forthcoming Geneva conference on Rhodesia's future. Mr. Nkomo was accompanied by part of his delegation for the constitutional talks.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Nkomo went to the office of James Osogo, the Kenyan Minister for Health. Mr. Osogo is also Kenya's acting Foreign Minister. Mr. Nkomo briefed Mr. Osogo on the latest developments in Rhodesia. During his stay in Kenya, Mr. Nkomo commented on reports in the British press that one of his colleagues, Robert Mugabe, was plotting an armed take-over of Rhodesia. The press report was based on an alleged secret tape-recording made at a meeting in the Zambian capital, Lusaka. Mr. Knomo brushed aside the reports and said there was no proof that the voice on the recording was Mr. Mugabe's. The nationalist leader was also asked about the invitation to the Geneva conference of Mr. Mugabe's main political rival. The Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole.