The Reverend Nbabaningi Sithole, Chairman of the Zimbabwe of the Zimbabwe Liberation Council on Saturday (31 July) launched a book in Nairobi, Kenya, based on his experiences in a Rhodesian prison.
GV. Book Fair Exhibition.
SV Interior. Pan over exhibition inside Marquee
CU Portraits of Sithole on book cover
CU Sithole addressing crowd (4 shots)
SV Zoom in Sitholes letters
CU Sithole speaking with interviewer
The Zimbabwe Liberation Council, of which the Reverence Sithole is Chairman, is a militant faction of the African National Council..... an organisation for nationalist blacks in Rhodesia. At Saturday's launching ceremony he said that black Rhodesians now thought of nothing else but majority rule.
SITHOLE: "The result of cooperation and I must state quite clearly that this cooperation began first in the Salisbury prison and its climax was to be reached in Nairobi. And this afternoon therefore I would like to thank my fellow prisoners of 1969 to 1974 in Salisbury who helped me in the smuggling out of the letters and I also would like to thank my supporters among the prison warders who were quite willing to get my letters and smuggle them out at great risk indeed."
"The guerrilla war which has now broken out in Rhodesia quite clearly from the news reports. Do you think this was inevitable and will it continue until independence?"
"Yes it was inevitable in the light of the intransigence of Mr. Smith and his colleagues and it will continue until Majority rule is established in Zimbabwe."
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Background: The Reverend Nbabaningi Sithole, Chairman of the Zimbabwe of the Zimbabwe Liberation Council on Saturday (31 July) launched a book in Nairobi, Kenya, based on his experiences in a Rhodesian prison.
SYNOPSIS: The book, "Letters from a Salisbury Prison" was first shown to the public at a book exhibition. The letters were written during Reverend Sithole's ten years in prison and were smuggled out by other prisoners and warders.
Many of the letters were written to former British Prime Minister, Mr. Edward Heath and his Foreign Minister, Sir Alec Douglas Home. Reverend Sithole thanked those who helped him produce the book.
Reverend Sithole also commented on the guerrilla war in Rhodesia when interviewed in Nairobi.