Two handcuffed black Africans were presented on December 9 by the Harare administration as evidence of South Africa's resolve to create unrest in Zimbabwe.
SV AND CU ZOOM OUT TO SV ZIPRA prisoners handcuffed inside room (2 shots)
SV PAN Captured weapons and ammunition (2 shots)
CU Monogrammed T-shirt with monogram 25th Infantry Battalion, the Bright Rising Sun
SV Piles of captured clothing (2 shots)
SCU Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Eddison Svobge, in conversation
CU Medicine bottle carrying label written in Afrikaans
SV PAN South African-made uniform
SCU PULL BACK TO GV ZIPRA prisoners
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Background: Two handcuffed black Africans were presented on December 9 by the Harare administration as evidence of South Africa's resolve to create unrest in Zimbabwe. Backing his allegations with a display of south African-made weapons and uniforms, Zimbabwe's Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Mr. Eddison Svobge, accused Pretoria of training guerrillas to foment troubles in southern Zimbabwe. Medicine bottles with labels written in Afrikaans were also shown at the news conference, where one of the two prisoners echoed Mr. Svobge's allegations through an interpreter. The two men were said to be ex-ZIPRA fighters--former members of Mr. Joshua N'Komo' guerrilla army, which fought alongside Prime Minister Robert Mugabe's ZANLA forces in Zimbabwe's war of independence against white rule. Former Home Affairs Minister Joshua N'Komo, lost his cabinet post in February 1982, after illegal caches of arms were allegedly discovered on land owned by his Patriotic Front party.