• Short Summary

    Hundreds of rifles, mortars and heavy weapons were discovered in arms caches by Zimbabwe army officers near the city of Bulawayo recently.On Monday, (8 February) the army began the mammoth task of sorting and cataloguing the weapons, which the army says belonged to the forces which rallied behind the present Opposition leader, Joshua Nkomo, during wartime under the Zimababwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA).

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN EXTERIOR Brady barracks and selection of weaponry and artillery captured army, army personnel look on. (2 SHOTS)
    0.11

    2.
    SV PAN Soldiers sort through hundreds of bullets.
    0.18

    3.
    CU Captured mines.
    0.22

    4.
    SV PAN FROM Heavy machine gun surrounded by soldiers TO rifles
    0.32

    5.
    SV ZOOM INTO CU Soldier looks at rockets.
    0.37

    6.
    GV PAN FROM Champion Support Company, sign TO rifles being sorted. (3 SHOTS)
    0.53

    7.
    SV Soldiers search for arms: and using mine detectors. (2 SHOTS)
    1.05

    8.
    SV & CU Soldiers uncover ammunition cache. (2 SHOTS)
    1.13

    9.
    SV & CU Lieutenant Tony Howard prepares to explode unsafe rockets in hiding pits.
    1.30

    10.
    GV Explosion of unsafe rockets in bush.
    1.38

    11.
    SV Lieutenant Howard speaks in English.
    2.14


    TRANSCRIPT: HOWARD:"The mission of clearing up the former assembly places started on December 28 last year. We started a police-army venture, cleaning up first the Mishumbi pools, where we nettled something like three and a half million dollars' worth of weapons of war. We then moved on to other areas where we have since uncovered somewhere in the region of 200,000 kilos of weaponry, explosives and ammunition. The exercise is continuing and we hope to recover at least from this area as much again."





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    Background: Hundreds of rifles, mortars and heavy weapons were discovered in arms caches by Zimbabwe army officers near the city of Bulawayo recently.On Monday, (8 February) the army began the mammoth task of sorting and cataloguing the weapons, which the army says belonged to the forces which rallied behind the present Opposition leader, Joshua Nkomo, during wartime under the Zimababwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA). The ZIPRA forces were the rivals of Prime Minister Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA), before independence. Most of the members of both forces have since been integrated into the Zimbabwe Army. Much of the captured weaponry, now held at the army's Brady barracks in Bulawayo, was found hidden in pits in the bush outside the city. The army is continuing its search for arms in the area. Lieutenant Tony Howard, leading the arms search, spoke about the army success in finding the arms.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA85BVWO3ROCUY672H3C9VNLY11
    Media URN:
    VLVA85BVWO3ROCUY672H3C9VNLY11
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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