• Short Summary

    Rhodesia Patriotic Front leader Robert Mugabe escaped injury on Wednesday (6 February) when a grenade went off at his Salisbury home, but one of his senior aides was injured in a separate attack.

  • Description

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    SV Police spokesman talking to newsmen about the attack on Kumbirai kangai's house
    0.05

    2.
    SV Police spokesman speaking
    0.19

    3.
    GV ZOOM INTO Damaged house of Mr. Kangai
    0.26

    4.
    SV PAN DOWN FROM Damaged roof TO blown-out windows
    0.30

    5.
    SV Blood spattered on wall, door, clothing, floor and bed (4 shots)
    0.54

    6.
    CU Edson Zvoboge speaking (ZAPU spokesman)
    1.20


    POLICE SPOKESMAN: "At 1.35 a.m. this morning, this house in Admiral Tate Road, Marlborough, was attacked by two RPG rockets."



    ZVOBOGE: "The governor must assume some responsibility for the attacks. He has been inciting, literally inciting, everybody against ZANU and ZANLA. It is very unfortunate that the governor should adopt such a one-sided view of the problem of intimidation."





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    Background: Rhodesia Patriotic Front leader Robert Mugabe escaped injury on Wednesday (6 February) when a grenade went off at his Salisbury home, but one of his senior aides was injured in a separate attack. There was little damage done to Mr. Mugabe's home, which was barred to film crews for security reasons. His aide, Kumbirai Kangai, was seriously injured in the attack on his home in another Salisbury suburb.

    Synopsis: Outside Mr. Kangai's home, a police spokesman told reporters what had happened.

    The first rocket blew out the window of the bedroom and exploded inside, while the second rocket ploughed through the garden, causing no damage. Mr. Kangai's blood was smeared on the bedroom walls of the house, and a trail of blood led among a passage to the kitchen, where he collapsed in a corner. British Governor Lord Soames deplored the attacks. But a spokesman for the Zimbabwe African National Union, (ZANU), Mr. Edson Zvoboge, accused Lord Soames himself of inciting the attacks.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7SDMBJ3M6T8RIEZZWWBXMK24S
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SDMBJ3M6T8RIEZZWWBXMK24S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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