• Short Summary

    Zambia has rejected allegations by South Africa that Zambia-based guerrillas are planning to invade neighbouring Namibia.

  • Description

    Zambia has rejected allegations by South Africa that Zambia-based guerrillas are planning to invade neighbouring Namibia. On Tuesday (5 December) the Acting Foreign Affairs Minister, Newted Phiri, told reporters that he had received a cable from the office of South African Prime Minister, Pieter Botha, alleging that guerrillas belonging to the South West Africa People Organisation (SWAPO) were massing in south west Zambia. The South African cable claimed that the SWAPO forces planned to invade Namibia to disrupt the elections being held there. Zambia has already stated that Rhodesia is planning another military strike into its territory. The Rhodesian attack, according to Zambia, was expected between the sixth and ninth of December. The expected Rhodesian attack was referred to by Mr. Phiri at his Lusaka news conference.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6DW5B307ZXVUZ3WWYUHQVWATZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DW5B307ZXVUZ3WWYUHQVWATZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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