President Kenneth kaunda of Zambia said in Lusaka on Monday (14th Sept) that four journalists had been expelled from the country during the non-aligned summit conference last week because they came to insult Zambia and subvert the conference.
GV President Kaunda addressing Press
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GV Kaunda Speaks
TRANSCRIPT: KAUNDA: They sent South African pressmen here, and instead of sending pressmen from their won countries. They knew that our law did not permit people from South Africa and Rhodesia, ever since UDI, easily to the country and deliberately they did that. And it is the only thing that was covered, out arresting these people in the (indistinct). We arrested them because they came here to come and insult us, to come and subvert the conference. We are a democratic country, and we're proud of that. But we'll handle anyone, anyone, no matter where he comes from who wants to tell us what to do, and insults us on our own soil. They are free to insult us wherever they come from , but we don't allow them to come and tell us what to do, to come and ask us for separate facilities, separate facilities. Here in Zambia, we're unracial and What madness. I'm glad they got what they asked for. Our chaps are to be congratulated for being tough with them".
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Background: President Kenneth kaunda of Zambia said in Lusaka on Monday (14th Sept) that four journalists had been expelled from the country during the non-aligned summit conference last week because they came to insult Zambia and subvert the conference. The President showed the press conference letters which he claimed confirmed threats to blow up the summit conference hall and when the threats failed the journalists had been sent as a "fifth column".
Zambian police detained 16 journalists at various times during the conference and four deported. The four journalists expelled were either normally based in South Africa or represented South African news organisations.