• Short Summary

    While talks between Patriotic Front guerrilla leaders and the Salisbury government delegation of Bishop Abel Muzorewa continued in London in order to work out the terms of a ceasefire to end the seven-year war in Zimbabwe Rhodesia, black leaders in South Africa said they welcomed the agreement between the delegations on the British proposals for fresh elections leading to legal independence for the rebel colony.

  • Description

    While talks between Patriotic Front guerrilla leaders and the Salisbury government delegation of Bishop Abel Muzorewa continued in London in order to work out the terms of a ceasefire to end the seven-year war in Zimbabwe Rhodesia, black leaders in South Africa said they welcomed the agreement between the delegations on the British proposals for fresh elections leading to legal independence for the rebel colony. After ten weeks of negotiations, the Patriotic Front announced on Thursday (15 November) their acceptance of the British plan, which will give their forces equal status with security forces under the authority of a British governor. Two black South African leaders, Dr Nthato Motlana, the Chairman of the Soweto Committee of Ten and Bishop Tutu, the Head of the South African Council of Churches, say they are optimistic the settlement could lead to peace. Both men have commented on the implications of the agreement for the rest of southern Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADE3DIELAQ9GS0VW6U8SUK18A
    Media URN:
    VLVADE3DIELAQ9GS0VW6U8SUK18A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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