The Chief executive of the Revolutionary Party of Tanzania, Mr. Ndugu Pius Msekwa, has called?
SV OAU delegates seated in the conference room. (2 SHOTS)
SV OAU President Mr. Nicholas Kuhange talking to General Secretary of OAU.
SV Delegates from Algeria, Angola, Zaire and Zambia. (2 SHOTS)
SV PAN OAU executives on top table.
SV Chief executive of the Revolutionary Party of Tanzania, Mr. Plus Msekwa, speaking and delegates listening. (4 SHOTS)
SV PAN Delegates applauding.
SV Nigerian delegates Colonel Alhaji Bako, addressing delegates. (3 SHOTS)
SV Delegates from Botswana, Burundi and other countries listening.
SV Mr. Kuhange addressing meeting.
MSEKWA: "This country, Tanzania, will continue with maximum support to the Patriotic Front and to SWAPO. We shall be doing this in spite of the many problems inflicted on us recently by an agent of imperialism. Aggression against our country will never deter us from our commitment to the liberation of Africa. This, Mr. Chairman, is a statement of policy as well as a promise."
BAKO: "We must not lack courage, and pool our resources for the liberation of Zimbabwe, Namibia and Azania/South Africa. You must admit that our efforts, however genuine and purposeful, will yield along meaningful results if the nationalist liberation movement allow mutual suspicion schism and intrigue to erode the foundation of their resort to armed struggle against the enemies of African liberty and freedom."
KUHANGE: "In South Africa itself, international pressure has to be brought to bear so that the racist minority regime abandons its policy of apartheid. The continued vulcanisation of Africans into mini states should be resisted with full force, further appeals from leaders of the Bantustans for co-operation should continue to land on deaf ears."
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Background: The Chief executive of the Revolutionary Party of Tanzania, Mr. Ndugu Pius Msekwa, has called on member states of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) to set up material support for African liberation movements, to speed up the defeat of colonialism and racialism in Africa.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Msekwa was opening the thirty-second ordinary session of the OAU co-ordinating Committee for the Liberation of Africa, attended by delegates from twenty-one member states. The first meeting between delegates discussed the liberation struggle in Southern Africa and the independence of Reunion Island, a French colony. Mr. Msekwa pledged Tanzanian support to the Rhodesian Patriotic Front and the South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO).
The Nigerian delegate, Colonel Alhaji Bako, echoed the Tanzanian's words.
Delegates also heard the President of the Organisation of African Unity -- Tanzanian Minister of Education, Mr. Nicholas Kuhange -- calling for action.