Ninety-year-old, Lord Fenner Brockway, one of the most active members of Britain's House of Lords and a life-time campaigner for independence movements in Africa predicts that Prime Minister's Ian Smith's regime in Rhodesia will have to surrender.
SV from left to right Lord Brockway's daughter Lord Brockway and President kenneth Kaunda of Zambia
CU Lord Brockway speaking
SV & CU Lord Brockway's daughter, Lord Brockway and President Kaunda
LORD BROCKWAY: "It should have strictly applied sanctions. It really is a scandal that British oil companies through its subsidiaries in southern Africa and through its exchange arrangements with Total should have been supplying Rhodesia with oil over the years while countries like Zambia have sacrificed so much in carrying out the policy of sanctions. I would say this, I was an advocate of the all party conference...I'm afraid its too late. I think all the evidence is that Mr Smith and his interim government are now collapsing and I think they will have to surrender."
LORD BROCKWAY: "Now I can't talk at length but I am an enthusiast for the new international economic policy which has been advocated by the group of seventy seven, which is now more than one hundred of the third world nations. That policy would contribute immensely to the development of Zambia particularly in the indexing of the prices which developing countries have to pay for manufactures from the industrialised countries and the prices the industrialised countries have to pay for raw materials and food stuffs from the developing countries. Present world economic arrangements were made at Bretton Woods, 1944, before the colonial territories were independent. They had no voice in the decisions and the decisions are all in favour of the great industrial powers. And that must be remedied if there is to be any co-operation between North and South in the world."
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Background: Ninety-year-old, Lord Fenner Brockway, one of the most active members of Britain's House of Lords and a life-time campaigner for independence movements in Africa predicts that Prime Minister's Ian Smith's regime in Rhodesia will have to surrender. Lord Brockway made his prediction during a meeting with Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda at Lusaka recently.
SYNOPSIS: Lord Brockway who is making a private African tour with his daughter was met at Lusaka airport by President Kaunda.
Lord Brockway was asked at his news conference about his hopes for Africa's developing economics.