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    When the wife of the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Mrs Robert Gabriel Mugabe, spoke to the United nations Women's Conference in Copenhagen on Thursday (17 July), she made a special reference to the newly acquired independence of her country and to the peoples of other nations who are still "oppressed" by colonialism.

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    SV Wife of Zimbabwe's Prime Minister, Mrs Robert Gabriel Mugabe speaking in English, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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    MRS MUGABE: "You efforts have been rewarded in that Zimbabwe is now free. And the most important objective is peace upon which all the other things depend is now being realised in Zimbabwe. The people of Zimbabwe have made their decision to rid themselves of the shackles of colonialism, racism, and exploitation. Allow us to thank the international community for the moral, material and diplomatic support they gave us during the national liberation struggle. The people of the republic of Zimbabwe thank the international community for its firm stand on peace, justice and equality in southern Africa. It is important that we do not claim to be free when some people in some parts of the world are still enslaved and of colonialism which generates exploitation, oppression and racism. We cannot realise world peace when our neighbours in South Africa are oppressed under the apartheid system. It is our great hope that the objectives of peace, equality and development will be realised throughout the world and in southern Africa in particular. The principle of equality between men and women is basic to the political philosophy of our government. It is the objective of our government to create such an environment to make thee objectives possible. We learned through the liberation struggle that success and power are possible when men and women are united as peoples. It was when women were free to fully contribute towards their own freedom that Zimbabwe was possible."





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    Background: When the wife of the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Mrs Robert Gabriel Mugabe, spoke to the United nations Women's Conference in Copenhagen on Thursday (17 July), she made a special reference to the newly acquired independence of her country and to the peoples of other nations who are still "oppressed" by colonialism.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACKZQKA200P650I145RWMD4KA
    Media URN:
    VLVACKZQKA200P650I145RWMD4KA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
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