A Rhodesian nationalist leader, the Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole, has rejected the Anglo-American plans for a Rhodesian settlement and says he and his followers will shoot their way back into Salisbury, the Rhodesian capital.
LV ZOOM IN SVs Rhodesian nationalist leader, Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole, out of aircraft at Lusaka airport, greeted, and wals away (4 shots)
CU & SV INTERIOR Sithole interviewed (3 shots)
RHODESIAN NATIONALIST LEADER REVEREND NDABANINGI SITHOLE: "I do not see elections at the moment until there is an agreement that power will be transferred from the minority to the majority."
REPORTER: "Do you completely disagree with the Kissinger package?"
SITHOLE: "I disagree with it in that it ties us down to a definite period of transition, and moreover I disagree with it in that it assumes that Mr. Smith is capable of presiding over his own political liquidation. In other words, there is a pre-supposition that we have to accept concessions from Mr. Smith. We are not asking for any concessions whatsoever. What we demand are our rights to rule ourselves in our own native land. As you know, I cannot go back to Salisbury for security reasons. We will fight from outside and shoot our way back into Salisbury some of these days."
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Background: A Rhodesian nationalist leader, the Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole, has rejected the Anglo-American plans for a Rhodesian settlement and says he and his followers will shoot their way back into Salisbury, the Rhodesian capital.
SYNOPSIS: The Reverend Sithole arrived back in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, on Friday (1 October). He is President of the Zimbabwe African National Union -- ZANU -- which is one of the two main groups under the umbrella of the African National Council led by Bishop Abel Muzorewa. Recently, the Reverend Sithole has been involved in a ZANU leadership dispute with Mr. Robert Mugabe, the organisation's Secretary-General. On his arrival in Lusaka, Reverend Sithole told newsmen why he rejected the settlement proposals taken to Africa by U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, who did not consult the ANC.