• Short Summary

    Leaders from Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire, Botswana and Mozambique -- who have been consulting with Rhodesian Nationalists during their summit in Dar es Salaam -- took a break from their deliberations on Monday (7 July) to watch Saba Saba celebrations in Tanga, north of the Tanzanian capital.

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    Leaders from Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire, Botswana and Mozambique -- who have been consulting with Rhodesian Nationalists during their summit in Dar es Salaam -- took a break from their deliberations on Monday (7 July) to watch Saba Saba celebrations in Tanga, north of the Tanzanian capital.

    But during the marches and ceremonies marking the 21st anniversary of the founding of TANU, the struggle for African majority rule in Rhodesia was never very far from the minds of the leaders present.

    Mozambique Foreign Affairs Minister Joachim Chissano declared during the celebrations that his country was prepared to continue an armed struggle until the people of Rhodesia, South Africa, Namibia and other countries were liberated from colonial rule.

    He added: "We are only waiting for our brothers in Rhodesia to tell us what they need from Mozambique for the liberation of their country, and we are prepared." His speech anticipated the conclusion of the Rhodesian nationalist talks ?? Dar es Salaam the following day, when nationalist leaders declared they would intensify their efforts to win African majority rule either by negotiation or war.

    Zambia's President Kenneth Kaunda, also present for the Tanga celebrations, said he hoped the leaders gathered in Tanzania could organize their efforts for the good of the masses in Africa. He, too, spoke of a free Africa. Similar sentiments were expressed by other leaders present, including Tanzania's President Nyerere. Also present: President Seretse Khama of Botswana and Tanzanian Vice-President Aboud Jumbe.

    Symbolising the spirit of freedom which dominated the Tanga celebrations, the Uhuru torch was carried into the stadium after an 87-day journey through Tanzania.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA67U3WNAUKP8Q761GN4UM9JW7T
    Media URN:
    VLVA67U3WNAUKP8Q761GN4UM9JW7T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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