One of South Africa's strongest critics of apartheid, Paramount Chief Gatsha Buthelezi has flatly rejected the concept of separate homelands.
GV: Section of Cape Town with Table Mountain in background.
CU INT: Dr. Connie Mulder welcomes Mr. Buthelezi to his office and poses with other officials for picture.
CU PULL BACK: Mr. Buthelezi and Dr, Mulder.
GV EXT: University of the Western Cape.
SV PAN INT: West German Parliamentary delegation seated in University office.
CU: MP Lenolotte Von Bothmer speaking in English.
SV: Parliamentary delegation talking with Rector of the University (balding man in centre).
DR. MULDER:"Chief...I'm very pleased to meet you, and I'm very pleased you accepted my invitation to come along. I'm very pleased."
CHIEF BUTHELEZI: "It was a pleasure and privilege to -- (INDISTINCT)."
DR. MULDER: "You have met my new Deputy Minister--(INDISTINCT)."
"We are on a fact-finding mission. You know there is much concern in our party, on Apartheid problems. So we wanted to study as much as we can here. You know we visited some of the Ministers of these countries, for instance Mr. Kruger, and we explained to him that we felt very much worried about the detainees, and all the political prisoners, and we asked him to release them, and we asked him also to take away these banning, these banning orders from the 19th of October, because not only us, but it's widely spread all over the world that people feel deeply worried on that."
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Background: One of South Africa's strongest critics of apartheid, Paramount Chief Gatsha Buthelezi has flatly rejected the concept of separate homelands. Chief Buthelezi made the point in talks with the newly appointed Minister of Bantu Affairs and Development, Dr. Connie Mulder. He also was opposed to independence from South Africa. Chief Buthelezi is the leader of Kwa Zulu, a Government-inspired homeland for the Zulu people, situated in the province of Natal.
SYNOPSIS: The Cape Town meeting took place in Dr. Mulder's Parliamentary office, and was also attended by his deputy.
The meeting came only hours after the new Minister had stated in the South African Parliament that once all the Homelands had become independent, black people would not be allowed to retain South African citizenship. Chief Buthelezi, more than any other Black leader in South Africa, has made it clear that he cannot accept the concept of independence from South Africa.
Still in Cape Town, a group of West German Parliamentarians visited University of the Western Cape, where they had discussions with the Rector.
During their tour of Southern Africa, the West German delegation also paid a visit to Namibia.