Zambians vote in their presidential elections this December (12 December 1978). Their ballots will be?
GV crowd outside High Court singing
CU poster saying 'we all love you K.K.' PAN TO OTHER PLACARDS
SV President Kenneth Kaunda in Judge's Chamber handing over money for nomination and money is counted (2 shots)
SV crowd outside High Court chanting
MV'S President Kaunda speaking (2 shots)
GV crowd chanting and singing with President Kaunda joining in (2 shots)
KAUNDA: "Whether a man is black or white, yellow or brown, green or blue, so long as they got a soul in him, put in him by God Almighty, he is a human being. If we become racists in reverse, we would be no better than that little savage in Salisbury, Ian Smith, than that racist Botha, that archracist Vorster. People who because they are frightened little men are using the colour of men, which they have not made, God made them, black and white, yellow and brown, God make us like that. But those men who did not make anybody black or anybody white are using colour's eliminate or break the black man. I look down on them, I look down on the age of colonialism that is continuing in Salisbury and Johannesburg, in Windhoek. The white man is oppressing the black man, but it is not every white man who is bad. There are some white people, many more, who are very good people. In Europe, America, Asia, there are so many millions and millions of white people who think like you do, who think like I do. We have no reason to hate them."
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Background: Zambians vote in their presidential elections this December (12 December 1978). Their ballots will be very simple, with a choice of a 'yes' or a 'no' vote for giving President Kenneth Kaunda a fourth term in office.
SYNOPSIS: Dr. Kaunda filed his nomination paper at the Lusaka High Court on Monday (13 November) amid indications that he remains popular. Observers say his standing is bound up with his ability to cope with Zambia's economic problems and some of his critics have concentrated on this issue.
Part of the formalities involved handling over a deposit. Some observers are pessimistic about Zambia's economic future, and Dr Kaunda's supporters welcomed a recent move to improve it. He ended the blockade against Rhodesia by re-opening the southern rail route. But he continues his strong stand against racism.
Dr. Kaunda has been advising crowd on how to counter the presence of agents which he says have been dropped into Zambia by Rhodesia to create confusion among the people. His political opponents within Zambia have claimed that the President has resorted to the politics of expediency, and they are encouraging a 'no' vote or abstention in next month's poll.