• Short Summary

    With the talks on a constitution for Zimbabwe Rhodesia, now in their sixth week, continuing, one point which has met with objection from the Patriotic Front guerrilla alliance is a provision for automatic compensation to be paid to any white farmer whose land might be expropriated by a new government.

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    With the talks on a constitution for Zimbabwe Rhodesia, now in their sixth week, continuing, one point which has met with objection from the Patriotic Front guerrilla alliance is a provision for automatic compensation to be paid to any white farmer whose land might be expropriated by a new government. The Patriotic Front withdrew from the talks on Monday (15 October) when they refused to accept British proposals for a new constitution...and the land question is still unresolved.

    SYNOPSIS: The Patriotic Front have said they will return to the talks when the issue of land expropriation is settled. Meanwhile in Zimbabwe Rhodesia, blacks are still working on white owned farms...most of which are highly developed...in contrast to black owned farms, which are still largely run on old, traditional lines.

    This white farmer, Mr. Micky Townsend, runs nearly three thousand acres of land that lies near the capital, Salisbury. He is one of Zimbabwe Rhodesia's five and a half thousand white farmers who remain in the country, after the years of guerrilla war. Mr. Townsend wants to keep his ??? started by his grandfather. He was ??? his views on expropriation.

    But, for these children on a farm-run school, the daily routine continues as usual, with the outcome of the land issue yet to be resolved.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAGXS3KNFGIJZYUWMEZ8C6L2R6
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGXS3KNFGIJZYUWMEZ8C6L2R6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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