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    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA, OF ZAMBIA, LAST WEEK TOLD A MEETING OF HIS UNITED NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PARTY THAT MR.

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    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA, OF ZAMBIA, LAST WEEK TOLD A MEETING OF HIS UNITED NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PARTY THAT MR. CHAD CHIPUNZA, LEADER OF RHODESIA'S ALL-AFRICAN OPPOSITION, HAD BEEN DECLARED A PROHIBITED IMMIGRANT IN ZAMBIA.

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA WAS ADDRESSING A LARGE CROWD AT THE OPENING OF A NATIONAL MEETING OF THE PARTY AT MULUNGUSHI. MR. CHIPUNZA, WHO LEADS THE UNITED PEOPLE'S PARTY IN THE RHODESIAN PARLIAMENT, RECENTLY RETURNED TO SALISBURY FROM A PRIVATE VISIT TO LONDON, AMID SPECULATION THAT HE WAS TRYING TO SOLVE THE RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE CRISIS.

    THE ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT ACCUSED MR. CHIPUNZA OF TRYING TO PERSUADE BRITAIN TO MAKE HIM "MINISTER OF NATIVE AFFAIRS" IN RHODESIA. IN A THREE HOUR SPEECH PRESIDENT KAUNDA CALLED ON BRITAIN TO IMPOSE DIRECT RULE IN RHODESIA. HE SAID HE HAD GAINED THE IMPRESSION THAT SUCCESSIVE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAD REGARDED WHITE BLOOD AS MORE SACRED THAN BLACK OR BROWN BLOOD. HE CALLED ON BRITISH PREMIER HAROLD WILSON TO IMPOSE A CONSTITUTIONAL SOLUTION TO THE RHODESIAN PROBLEM, BEGINNING WITH A PERIOD OF DIRECT RULE.

    HE SAID THAT ZAMBIA HAD A LEGITIMATE CLAIM ON THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO SEE THAT THE ZAMBIAN ECONOMY WAS MAINTAINED AT THE LEVEL IT WOULD HAVE RETAINED, BUT FOR THE RHODESIAN REBELLION, WHICH AS BRITAIN'S RESPONSIBILITY. PRESIDENT KAUNDA DESCRIBED THE EXPLORATORY TALKS BETWEEN BRITISH AND RHODESIAN OFFICIALS AS "A SELL OUT".

    IN SALISBURY ON THE SAME DAY MR. CHIPUNZA WAS REPORTED AS SAYING THAT PRESIDENT KAUNDA WAS "MUCH MISTAKEN" IN DECLARING HIM A PROHIBITED IMMIGRANT. HE ALSO SAID HE THOUGHT EVENTS IN THE FUTURE WOULD SHOW THAT WHAT WAS BEING ALLEGED WAS FALSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAARIKZVVTZ3D6QJRP91SIBWI3V
    Media URN:
    VLVAARIKZVVTZ3D6QJRP91SIBWI3V
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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