• Short Summary

    The Commonwealth has backed British attempts to set up new elections in Zimbabwe Rhodesia--and has pledge to provide observers to ensure that they are not rigged.

  • Description

    The Commonwealth has backed British attempts to set up new elections in Zimbabwe Rhodesia--and has pledge to provide observers to ensure that they are not rigged. But the Patriotic Front guerrilla leaders, Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe, are insisting that the United Nations supervise the elections and a ceasefire. On Tuesday (30 October), thirty countries belonging to the Commonwealth Southern Africa Committee held a meeting in London to discuss progress at the Zimbabwe Rhodesia talks. The Commonwealth delegates said they wanted to restore a climate of confidence among participants at the Lancaster House. The Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, meanwhile, held a news conference in London on Tuesday. He said he had accepted the British proposals because be was "putting his country's interests first."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9LH1EXE7UXZ8FJJG9QTWYY869
    Media URN:
    VLVA9LH1EXE7UXZ8FJJG9QTWYY869
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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