• Short Summary

    Zimbabwe Rhodesian Prime Minister Bishop Abel Muzorewa as a representative of a regime still technically considered illegal by the British Government escaped arrest in London on Friday (13 July) when he arrived for talks with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

  • Description

    Zimbabwe Rhodesian Prime Minister Bishop Abel Muzorewa as a representative of a regime still technically considered illegal by the British Government escaped arrest in London on Friday (13 July) when he arrived for talks with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The request for Bishop Muzorewa's arrest was made by anti-apartheid activists, who claimed he should be charged with treason.

    SYNOPSIS: The police did not arrest Muzorewa, but protected him from angry demonstrators on his way to No. 10, Downing Street.

    And so the Bishop became the first Rhodesian Minister to come to London since his country seized independence in 1965. At No. 10 he met with Mrs. Thatcher and Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington. But their talks failed to win the Bishop early recognition for the Zimbabwe Rhodesia government and removal of sanctions imposed fourteen years ago.

    After the talks Bishop Muzorewa was less confident than when he left Zimbabwe Rhodesia to convince the United States and Britain to drop sanctions. The U.S. also upheld sanctions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6QT1MZPJMXBGKX5V4S2AM22VS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6QT1MZPJMXBGKX5V4S2AM22VS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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