In Zambia -- one of the frontline states opposed to white minority rule in Rhodesia -- the Secretary General of Zapu, Joseph Msika, in a speech marking Zimbabwe Day, called for an increased struggle against Rhodesia.
CU & SV Secretary General of Zapu Joseph Msika speaking (in English) with shots of audience listening. Young men carrying cartoons of Muzerewa, Sithole Shirau and Smith (FIVE SHOTS)
MSIKA: "We of the Zapu will relentlessly wage a battle against this sinister weapon used by imperialists in order to divide us and to continue to rule us, because tribalism is aimed at dividing and rule. Today Comrades, we commemorate an act of resistance by the People of Zimbabwe. Every people has such a day of singular historic importance, when it reveals its innermost yearnings in a single act at one liberating and revolutionary. That is March 17th to us. Such was the effect of the action by our forefathers in this struggle for national liberation and social revolution. Our forefathers in their graves will be proud of us, if we use the Zimbabwe Day as the day of rededication; the day in which we take stock of ourselves; the day in which we will be kindled with the spirit of courage and determination to go forward and liberate our motherland. Our forefathers in their graves will sleep in peace and will be happy realising that their own progeny...(indistinct)."
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Background: In Zambia -- one of the frontline states opposed to white minority rule in Rhodesia -- the Secretary General of Zapu, Joseph Msika, in a speech marking Zimbabwe Day, called for an increased struggle against Rhodesia. The Zapu (Zimbabwe African People's Union) -- one of the guerrilla organisations based in Zambia, is opposed to the intrim Government in Rhodesia.