In Zambia, delegates for a conference on the future of Namibia (South West Africa) have been arriving for the five-day meeting, which is being held in Lusaka next week (20-25 March).
SV: Miss Gwen Konie down aircraft steps and being greeted by officials.
SV PAN: Miss Konie walking across tarmac.
SV: Miss Konie seated facing newsmen.
CU: Miss Konie speaking.
KONIE: "Well, I think the Namibia struggle is going on as can be expected. You are aware that SWAPO is operating on two fronts. They are continuing the armed struggle, and also, they are pursuing their diplomatic effort. In fact, the two are complementary and not contradictory. Because, if it wasn't for the armed struggle, there wouldn't be pressure for talks as there is at the moment. And really, in the final analysis, it's SWAPO's work which will determine what happens in Namibia. And, of course, the council will give SWAPO all the help that it needs.
I am sure that you are aware that the United Nations decided, made a decision, some time back, that SWAPO is the sole and authentic representative of the people of Namibia."
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Background: In Zambia, delegates for a conference on the future of Namibia (South West Africa) have been arriving for the five-day meeting, which is being held in Lusaka next week (20-25 March).
SYNOPSIS: Leading the delegates for the United Nations was Miss gwen Konie, Zambia's permanent representative. She is also president of the U.N.'s Namibia Council. In the territory, South Africa is fighting a limited bush war against forces of SWAPO - the South West Africa People's Organisation. When Miss Konie spoke to newsmen, she stressed the dominant role of SWAPO in Namibia's future.