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    UNITED NATIONS (GENEVA)

    The 542nd meeting of the Special Committee against Apartheid was opened on April 6 in Switzerland to observe the 25th anniversary of the Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania.

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    1. GV INTERIOR United Nations chambers. 0.03
    2. SV Chairman Joseph Garba opens the meeting. (English SOT) 0.33
    3. SV Chairman of OAU Leandre Bassole speaking. (French SOT) (2 SHOTS) 1.27
    4. SV Chairman of PAC John Nyati Pokela speaking. (English SOT) 2.08
    5. SV Zimbabwe representatives Stephen Cletus Chiketa speaking (English SOT) 2.30
    TRANSCRIPTS:
    GARBA: (SEQ 2) "I declare open the 542nd meeting of the Special Committee against Apartheid. This special meeting is organised in co-operation with the Organisation of African Unity in observance of the 25th anniversary of the Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania."
    POKELA: (SEQ 4) "The sole cause of instability and tension in southern Africa is the policies of the racist colonial regime in apartheid South Africa. Peace and stability can only come to the region with the complete destruction of the racist regime. The PAC of Azania would also like to take this opportunity to extend our principled solidarity with the people of Namibia and the people of Palestine. Their just struggle for national liberation is our struggle as well.
    CHIKETA: (SEQ 5) "The PAC-led campaign against (indistinct) that led to the indistinct) massacres and the Soweto students' uprising, show how effective the united determination of the Azania people can easily succeed in bringing about a change in South Africa.
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    Background: UNITED NATIONS (GENEVA)

    The 542nd meeting of the Special Committee against Apartheid was opened on April 6 in Switzerland to observe the 25th anniversary of the Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania. Pan-Africanist Congress Chairman, John Pokela,told delegates that the sole cause of instability and tension in southern Africa was South Africa's apartheid, colonialist and racist policies. He said peace and stability could only come to the region with the complete destruction of the "racist regime". Support was also pledged for what was called the people of Namibia and Palestine's just struggle for national liberation. The Palestine Liberation Organisation's permanent observer attended the special meeting. The Deputy Permanent representative from Zimbabwe, Stephen Cletus Chiketa, said that a united struggle by the people of Azania (the PAC's name for South Africa) could be very effective in achieving change. He gave example of the student uprising in Soweto. The special meeting was being chaired by Nigeria's Joseph Garba.

    Source: UNITED NATIONS TELEVISION (UNTV)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6FNZTT3QDFHNTE973BJIKVAMK
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FNZTT3QDFHNTE973BJIKVAMK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
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