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    MR. KAUNDA, THE NORTHERN RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, AT SUNDAY'S RALLY AT KITWE... THE RALLY WAS?

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    MR. KAUNDA, THE NORTHERN RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, AT SUNDAY'S RALLY AT KITWE... THE RALLY WAS CALLED IN PROTEST AGAINST THE RESTRICTIONS ISOLATING MR. NKOMO OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA. THE RESTRICTIONS HAVE SPARKED OFF RIOTING AND OTHER PROTESTS IN THE RHODESIAS AND NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES.

    IN HIS SPEECH MR. KAUNDA APPEALED TO AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE TO SUPPORT MR. NKOMO.

    MR. KAUNDA SAID HE WAS SPEAKING IN HIS CAPACITY AS CHAIRMAN OF THE PAN AFRICAN FREEDOM MOVEMENT FOR EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN AFRICA (PAFMECSA). HE SAID THERE WAS NO DOUBT THAT MR. NKOMO WAS THE CHOSEN LEADER OF THE MASSES IN SOUTHERN RHODESIA. "JOSHUA NKOMO'S BODY IS CONFINED IN A REMOTE AREA BUT THE SPIRIT OF JOSHUA NKOMO IS MOVING IN THE WHOLE OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA, "HE SAID. "THE POLICE HAVE BEEN CALLED OUT, THEE ARMY HAS BEEN CALLED, AND THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS A PRISON."
    MR. KAUNDA SAID HIS UNITED NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PARTY DID NOT WANT TO ACT AS KINGMAKERS FOR SOUTHERN RHODESIA, BUT THE SITUATION THERE WAS SO EXPLOSIVE THAT THEY COULD NO LONGER SIT ON THE FENCE. REFERRING TO A PREDICTION BY MR. IAN SMITH, THE NEW SOUTHERN RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, THAT HE DIDN'T EXPECT AFRICAN RULE IN HIS LIFETIME, MR. KAUNDA SAID HE ESTIMATED MAJORITY RULE WOULD COME WITHIN FIVE YEARS AT THE OUTSIDE. THE NEXT 12 MONTHS WOULD BE CRUCIAL FOR ZIMBABWE (SOUTHERN RHODESIA) HE SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEIBSMHT1BYU5Z9CDJF8SMWNS7
    Media URN:
    VLVAEIBSMHT1BYU5Z9CDJF8SMWNS7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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