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    Delegates to the British-sponsored conference on the future of Rhodesia have switched their talks from the subject of the date for majority rule in the breakaway British colony to the structure of the interim government of the country.

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    Delegates to the British-sponsored conference on the future of Rhodesia have switched their talks from the subject of the date for majority rule in the breakaway British colony to the structure of the interim government of the country.

    SYNOPSIS: An agreement by two key African nationalist leaders to put off talks on a definite date for independence under black government broke the deadlock, which has stalled the conference for nearly a month On Monday (29 November), the conference chairman, Mr. Ivor Richard, organized a meeting with the two leaders, Mr. Joshua Nkomo and Mr. Robert Mugabe. Mr. Nkomo and Mr. Mugabe stressed that they still wanted full independence by first of December, 1977, and they reserved the right to bring the timing issue up again. They presented a document to Mr. Richard saying they were deferring discussion on the date to facilitate the business of the conference.

    Mr. Richard has also held meetings with the other nationalist delegations led by Bishop Abel Muzorewa and the Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole, on the structure of the transitional, multiracial government to steer Rhodesia towards legal independence under majority rule.

    After Monday's meeting Mr. Richard spoke to newsmen about the talks.

    At a news conference, Mr. Nkomo later said Mr. Richard had explained his ideas about an interim government to them at the meeting. He said they would reply to that document and give their own interim government structure suggestions to the conference. Earlier, the document was circulated to all delegations attending the conference.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTPYDRLL08WUET9C5WSDW1S6F
    Media URN:
    VLVADTPYDRLL08WUET9C5WSDW1S6F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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