• Short Summary

    Members of the external faction of the African National Council, based in Mozambique, have been canvassing support in Rhodesia's rural areas.

  • Description

    Members of the external faction of the African National Council, based in Mozambique, have been canvassing support in Rhodesia's rural areas.

    They visited Umvuma in eastern Rhodesia on Saturday (20 March), while Prime Minister Ian Smith was explaining to newsman in Salisbury why talks between himself and Mr. Joshua Nkomo, leader of the internal ANC faction, had broken down.

    The external faction is supporting guerrillas who are training in Mozambique, in preparation for a military struggle against the Smith regime.

    Two-thirds of Rhodesia's blacks live in rural areas like Umvuma, and it is they, when and if majority rule comes, who would hold the decisive votes.

    Mr. Smith has called for active British help in resolving the constitutional dispute but in London, Foreign Secretary, James Callaghan has said Mr. Smith must first accept the principle of majority rule.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7R3VA7D4CVQRUK6EEIQAZ9R7Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA7R3VA7D4CVQRUK6EEIQAZ9R7Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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