• Short Summary

    The white minority Rhodesian Government and the Black Nationalists have, after months of wrangling, finally agreed to hold a constitutional conference on the country's future.

  • Description

    The white minority Rhodesian Government and the Black Nationalists have, after months of wrangling, finally agreed to hold a constitutional conference on the country's future.

    But at a press conference later, Bishop Muzorewa, President of the African National Council, said no agreement was reached on a venue.

    The Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith insists the conference is held in Rhodesia. The nationalists say it should be held outside the country as they fear exiled nationalists face arrest if they return to Rhodesia.

    Agreement to hold the talks was reached on Thursday (12 June) at a 90-minute meeting between Prime Minister Ian Smith and a delegation led by Bishop Muzorewa, whose council is the nationalist negotiating body seeking power for the African majority.

    It was their fourth meeting this year to try and arrange a conference, after a British Commission led by Lord Pearce found in May, 1972, that proposals agreed by Britain and Rhodesia to resolve the deadlock were unacceptable to the African majority.

    This film contains an extract from Bishop Muzorewa's speech at the press conference. A transcript follows:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC78897RGOIHGUZYHHOVFIP8YS
    Media URN:
    VLVAC78897RGOIHGUZYHHOVFIP8YS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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