• Short Summary

    Rhodesia's Prime Minister, Ian Smith, has warned Rhodesians not to be over optimistic about chances of success of the latest Anglo-American proposals for a peaceful transfer of power to the black majority.

  • Description

    Rhodesia's Prime Minister, Ian Smith, has warned Rhodesians not to be over optimistic about chances of success of the latest Anglo-American proposals for a peaceful transfer of power to the black majority. He was speaking at a news conference in Salisbury on Monday (2 May) and said there was an atmosphere of "euphoria" prevailing in some quarters. Mr Smith was questioned about the expulsion of 13 right-wing rebels from his ruling Rhodesian Front Party last week. The rebels are now likely to form an opposition group -- the first white Parliamentary opposition.

    Observers quoted by Reuters news agency believe Mr Smith planned the purge to avoid the continuing embarrassment of having Members of Parliament and leading party members opposing a transfer of power to the former British Colony's overwhelming black majority.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEGBO7HZ14K6KR5Z8CO6JX4KMQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEGBO7HZ14K6KR5Z8CO6JX4KMQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
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    N/A

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