Zambia's President, kenneth kaunda, has pledged his firm support for liberation movements in Southern Africa.?
Zambia's President, kenneth kaunda, has pledged his firm support for liberation movements in Southern Africa. Speaking in Lusaka on Saturday (29 December), Dr kaunda said the experience gained in winning independence in Zambia, Angola and Mozambique was being used in the future Zimbabwe--now called Rhodesia. Then, he said, it only remained to liberated South Africa. At conference earlier in the week, Dr. kaunda reaffirmed his support for the Patriotic Front leaders, Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe, who will be returning to Rhodesia shortly to take part in elections. Dr. kaunda said the hoped the two leaders would fight as a united Patriotic Front--and not separately. Although he hoped the Patriotic Front would win the elections, he said Zambia would support whoever won the elections provided these were"free and fair". Also attending the conference were ZAPU guerrillas returning to Rhodesia for the ceasefire.