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    INTRODUCTION Despite Rhodesian government claims that they were abducted at gunpoint, children from the party of 400 boys and girls who crossed the border from Rhodesia into Botswana on foot on Sunday (30 January) have denied that they were kidnapped.

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    INTRODUCTION Despite Rhodesian government claims that they were abducted at gunpoint, children from the party of 400 boys and girls who crossed the border from Rhodesia into Botswana on foot on Sunday (30 January) have denied that they were kidnapped. The children, aged between 11 and 21 disappeared from the Manama Lutheran mission school, and a Rhodesian forces communique also said that 13,000 dollars (same sterling) had been stolen at the same time. Later a spokesman for Sir Seretse Khama, the President of Botswana, said that the children had denied that they were abducted and said they had fled from harassment by Rhodesian troops in the border region. In an interview with Visnews reporter Mike Reed two boys -- Raisaka Noko and Ivan Phuphe -- and one girl who refused to be identified, all confirmed the Botswana side of the story. Two of them said that they wished to undertake military training and return to Rhodesia as guerrillas. Reed also spoke to the chief of police of the village of Celebi Tickwe, where the children are staying for the time being, but first the children...

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEI9ZUJ7DWAOWIKOFUYRTCEKK0
    Media URN:
    VLVAEI9ZUJ7DWAOWIKOFUYRTCEKK0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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