It appears that the Geneva conference on Rhodesia will be adjourned until the New Year.?
It appears that the Geneva conference on Rhodesia will be adjourned until the New Year. The conference was due to end next Monday (20 December) but so far there has been no indication of agreement between the white minority government of Rhodesian Prime Minister, Mr. Ian Smith, and the four black Rhodesian nationalist teams at the talks. Mr. Smith arrived back in Salisbury on Monday night (13 December). Earlier the leader of the Rhodesian African National Council, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, also returned to Salisbury from Geneva and received a huge welcome.
SYNOPSIS: More than 200,000 cheering and chanting supporters turned out to greet the Bishop in the black township of Highfield in Salisbury. The authorities banned him from making a political speech to the crowd. But the Bishop did speak to reporters about his hopes of a settlement: