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    Bishop Abel Muzorewa, who leads one of the factions in the deeply split African National Council (ANC) which is campaigning for majority black rule in Rhodesia, arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, on Friday (16 April).

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    Bishop Abel Muzorewa, who leads one of the factions in the deeply split African National Council (ANC) which is campaigning for majority black rule in Rhodesia, arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, on Friday (16 April). The leaders of the various factions were due to met the following day (Saturday), and Bishop Muzorewa hoped to convince his followers of the need to unite with the rival factions.

    Almost immediately after his arrival he held a news conference, at which he was jointed by two other officials in his factions, the Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole, and Mr. James Chickerema, who are both based outside Rhodesia.

    At the news conference the Bishop said that unity was needed if the white-minority government of Prime Minister, Ian Smith was to be beaten. He pointed out that several of his officials from Rhodesia would be attending Saturday's meeting of the Zimbabwe Liberation Council, and they would be bringing four resolutions, one of which forbids any attempt at unity with the Rhodesia - based faction of Joshua Nkomo. The Bishop said he would be trying to change their minds so that they could go back and talk to the others.

    The Bishop said that no representatives of Mr. Nkomo's ANC faction had been invited to the talks, which were due to take place at a secret venue in Zambian capital.

    SYNOPSIS: The leader of one of the factions of the deeply-split Rhodesian African National Council, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, arrived in Lusaka, Zambia on Friday, for a meeting of the Zimbabwe Liberation Council. Almost immediately after his arrival he held a news conference at which he was joined by the Reverend Ndabiningi Sithole - on the right - and Mr. James Chikerema, on the left.

    The Bishop called for unity between the various ANC factions, because such unity was needed if the white-minority government of Prime Minister, Ian Smith, was to be beaten. The Bishop said that he hoped to persuade his followers who were still based in Rhodesia, to talk to the faction led by Mr. Joshua Nkomo.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADJ8ANV91038B8K9SFD3R1ZZU2
    Media URN:
    VLVADJ8ANV91038B8K9SFD3R1ZZU2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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