President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia warned Wednesday (21 June) that relations between his country and white-minority regimes in southern Africa would worsen.
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Following is text of President Kaunda's statement:
KAUNDA: "The nationalist movements in Angola, and Mozambique, like those in Guinea-Bissau have shown the greatest confidence and determination to win their freedom. They have now declared publicly their readiness to resolve the problem of independence of their countries at the negotiation table if Portugal is ready to talk. There's no doubts at all that our liberation struggle--wars of liberation point up these desperate minorities are going to become even more desperate, and therefore relations with them are going to grow from bad to worse. It is important...that all Zambians in every section, in every area from the village in the rural areas to branches, constituencies throughout the republic keep vigilant. All our people must be vigilant. Watch out against these criminals because that is what they are to Zambia."
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Background: President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia warned Wednesday (21 June) that relations between his country and white-minority regimes in southern Africa would worsen.
He told a news conference that the wars of liberation in Africa would grow hotter. "These desperate man (white minority leaders) are going to grew more desperate. Therefore our relations with them are going to go from bad to worse."
He went on to say that all parts of Zambia must be on the alert for actions by "these criminals...to Zambia."
President Kaunda also again offered to use Zambia's good offices between Portugal and African freedom fighters in Angola and Mozambique.