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    In Rhodesia, a second major party in the country's transitional government has launched its campaign for one-man, one-vote elections in April this year.

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    In Rhodesia, a second major party in the country's transitional government has launched its campaign for one-man, one-vote elections in April this year. But the Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole -- who is the leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union, or ZANU -- attracted a relatively small crowd of supporters at a rally cn Sunday (11 February). ZANU officials blamed the disappointing turn-out on Widespread intimidation by the United disappointing turn-out on Widespread intimidation by the United African National Council, or UNAC, led by Bishop Abel Muzorewa.

    SYNOPSIS: Chanting supporters greeted the Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole when he arrived to address Sunday's meeting.

    ZANU party officials originally expected a hundred thousand people to attend the Salisbury meeting. But police estimated that the crowd was, at most, only five thousand strong.

    A week earlier, Reverend Sithole's rival in the transitional government, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, held a rally at the same venue. Then, the crowd was estimated at a hundred and twenty thousand. The Reverend Sithole appealed to guerrillas -- presently waging a war against the transitional government -- to return to rhodesia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACBXU75TLEZX3R25XQE5GFB7W2
    Media URN:
    VLVACBXU75TLEZX3R25XQE5GFB7W2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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