• Short Summary

    Confrontation between South Africa and the rest of Africa is inevitable unless there is a change of heart by the Pretoria Government, Nigeris's head of State, General Yokubu Gowon warned on Thursday (25 July).

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    Confrontation between South Africa and the rest of Africa is inevitable unless there is a change of heart by the Pretoria Government, Nigeris's head of State, General Yokubu Gowon warned on Thursday (25 July). He was speaking during discussions in Lagos, the Nigerian capital, with two white South African Opposition Parliamentarians.

    The two Progressive Party leaders, Colin Wells Eglin and Professor Frederick Slabbart, who arrived in Lagos on Saturday (20 July), have also had discussions with officials of Nigeria's External Affairs Ministry.

    In a statement to newsmen earlier, Mr. Colin Eglin said he did not support immediate introduction of majority rule in South Africa. In reply to a questioner who asked if he supported majority rule he said. "If you are taking of an immediate situation, I will say no. If you are talking of an evolutionary situation I will say yes."
    General Gowon called on the Sough African Government to take a cue from Portugal by allowing the principle of self-determination. He said that as a result of Portugal's "realistic approach" to its colonial territories in Africa, there was bound to be some change in Africa's policy towards that country. Similarly, if South Africa renounced Apartheid, he said, they would be embraced by the rest of Africa.

    The two visiting Parliamentarians left Lagos on Thursday for Madrid in Spain.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA69WNYURMU3EVQE05JGUI0RFP0
    Media URN:
    VLVA69WNYURMU3EVQE05JGUI0RFP0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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