African nationalist leader Bishop Abel Muzorewa has said he trusts that the Commonwealth Conference in Kingston, Jamaica, will see the end of the Rhodesian constitutional problem.
GV Bishop Muzorewa down steps of aircraft and greeted by officials. (2 shots)
GV INT. Muzorewa seated and interviewed by newsmen. (4 shots)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: MUZOREWA: "It is a great to be here where these great people from different countries are. And we have the situation in Zimbabwe which has not been solved yet. And I believe that we've come to a point where the pot is boiled enough, that if a real serious effort is made, for instance in the way of sanctions, it will enable us to meet Mr. Smith on the negotiations table with a degree of seriousness."
FIRST REPORTER: "Does that mean that in the next few days here in Kingston, we will see the beginning of an end of the whole Rhodesian problem?"
MUZOREWA: "I'm trusting that this will be."
SECOND REPORTER: "Can you tell us how your talks with Mr. Smith are going?"
MUZOREWA: "So - so."
THIRD REPORTER: "What would you be satisfied if the Commonwealth committed itself to?"
MUZOREWA: "Mandatory sanctions."
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Background: African nationalist leader Bishop Abel Muzorewa has said he trusts that the Commonwealth Conference in Kingston, Jamaica, will see the end of the Rhodesian constitutional problem.
Bishop Muzorewa was speaking to newsmen on his arrival at Kingston on Tuesday (29 April) for the conference where he had been invited to address an informal meeting to brief delegates on the latest situation in Rhodesia.
The President of the African National Council (ANC) told newsmen that he felt the time had come for a serious effort, such as mandatory sanctions by the Commonwealth countries, to enable them to meet the Rhodesian Prime Minister, Mr. Ian Smith, at a negotiation table with "a degree of seriousness".
The invitation from the conference chairman, Prime Minister Michael Manley of Jamaica, was decided by leaders of the 33 Commonwealth nations in private talks.