Members of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC) met in Highfield, near Salisbury, on Sunday (7 September) and voted to hold a full national congress of the ANC on 28 ???
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SV Mr. Joshua Nkomo and members entering headquarters.
SCU Interior Nkomo talking to newsmen.
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: ANC CHAIRMAN: "We the members of the National Executive Committee of the ANC have met in emergency in Highfield on this day of September 1975. Wa again state our authority as the supreme decision making body of the ???. We call upon Bishop Muzorewa to return home ??? and not run away from the people. The people he leads are ??? in Zimbabwe and not Zambia. We know there are people who ??? the business and right to be in Zambia and these people went the right way; they did not run away. But the Bishop has no right ??? be in Zambia, his business is here at home. We here restate our decision of the first of June 1975 that a Congress of the ANC be held immediately."
This film was serviced with a speech in English by Committee Chairman Munodawafa; a transcript follows:
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Background: Members of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC) met in Highfield, near Salisbury, on Sunday (7 September) and voted to hold a full national congress of the ANC on 28 ??? September.
After the meeting, the Committee Chairman, Mr. Munodawafa, issued a comment that strongly attacked the President of the ANC, Bishop Muzorewa.
The statement accused the President of "running away from the people" and called on him to return to Rhodesia.
At the time of the meeting Bishop Muzorewa was away on a fund raising mission in Europe. He has been in the capital of Zambia, Lusaka, for the past few months.
Organisers of the meeting were worried that not enough members of the Executive would arrive to make up a forum ??? but by the time the meeting began it was found that just over half of the 69 members are in attendance.