• Short Summary

    RHODESIA'S PREDOMINANTLY WHITE ELECTORATE YESTERDAY GAVE MR. IAN SMITH'S GOVERNMENT A CLEAR MANDATE TO DECLARE?

  • Description

    RHODESIA'S PREDOMINANTLY WHITE ELECTORATE YESTERDAY GAVE MR. IAN SMITH'S GOVERNMENT A CLEAR MANDATE TO DECLARE A REPUBLIC AND GO AHEAD WITH HIS NEW APARTHEID-STYLE CONSTITUTION. ON THURSDAY, ON THE EVE OF THE REFERENDUM, MR. SMITH WENT BEFORE THE NATION ON TELEVISION AND APPEALED FOR SUPPORT FOR HIS PLAN TO CREATE CONDITIONS IN THE COUNTRY WHICH WOULD "AVOID RACIAL CONFLICT."
    MR. SMITH URGED THE ELECTORATE NOT TO MINIMISE THE TASK WITH WHICH THEY WERE DEALING.

    WITH THREE-HEADQUARTERS OF THE VOTES COUNTED EARLY TODAY, 81 PER CENT OF THE 90-THOUSAND VOTERS HAD SHOWN THEMSELVES IN FAVOUR OF SEVERING ALL TIES WITH THE BRITISH CROWN, AND 72 PER CENT THAT THEY AGREED WITH THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROPOSALS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADBSOSXVZ11ZL1M0KN5H0O4EDI
    Media URN:
    VLVADBSOSXVZ11ZL1M0KN5H0O4EDI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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