• Short Summary

    Lord Pearce, chairman of the British Commission to test the acceptability of the Anglo-Rhodesian settlement terms, had a full day of discussions on Tuesday with Rhodesia's 26-man Council of Chiefs.

  • Description

    Lord Pearce, chairman of the British Commission to test the acceptability of the Anglo-Rhodesian settlement terms, had a full day of discussions on Tuesday with Rhodesia's 26-man Council of Chiefs.

    The meeting, at the High Court building in Salisbury, was the first Lord Pearce has attended outside his commission headquarters,though members of his commission have been hearing evidence in cites and rural areas throughout the country.

    The proceedings took place behind closed doors, and no statement was issued. One of the problems Lord Pearce will have been probing is the apparent conflict between the chiefs themselves, who earlier expressed support for the settlement terms, and the eight African MPs they nominate, who have come out against the terms.

    In this film, shot by Mohamed Amin, BBC reporter Martin Bell questions Mr. Ranches Makaya, leader of the Rhodesia Electoral Union which groups the eight MPs. He rejected the settlement terms when he saw Lord Pearce on Monday. The film also includes commentary by Martin Bell, which may be used. An alternative commentary appears overleaf.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8412NSMDJ4TGEP17FMU3Z5IYQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8412NSMDJ4TGEP17FMU3Z5IYQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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