• Short Summary

    The South African Prime Minister, Mr. John Vorster, has repeated that the South African government?

  • Description

    SV: Audience stand and applaud Vorster. (3 shots)

    SV and CU: Vorster speaks and audience listening. (6 shots)

    VORSTER: "Not only have they told us that we must get out, but they have the temerity, and it is the only place in the world I know of where the United Nations have this temerity, they tell us not only to get out. I could have understood it if they told us to get out, leave it to the people to decide, but that is not what they want us to do - they tell us get out and hand it over to SWAPO and to Sam Nujomo, they are the only people who are entitled to South West Africa. Now Sam Nujomo and SWAPO says they want to talk to me and the government. I have nothing to say to them whatsoever and I don't want to talk to the adventurer, Sam Nujomo, now or in the future. If SWAPO now comes along with its new tune that they want to talk, they want to talk to me and my government, then my reply tonight in Bloemfontein to them is, if you want to talk first of all stop your terrorist activities, otherwise nobody's going to talk to you in any case. You talk to the leaders of South West Africa if there is anything you have to say about South Africa, because they will decide the future of South West Africa."

    Initials RH/MF/JB/2010


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The South African Prime Minister, Mr. John Vorster, has repeated that the South African government does not want any part of Namibia (South West Africa) in a speech to the Orange Free State National Party congress in Bloemfontein on Wednesday (8 September). Mr. Vorster also appeared to slam the door shut to the power-sharing aspirations of South Africa's black majority. His address to a predominately Afrikaner audience of 6,000 people was heavily applauded when he said "there will be no shoring of power".

    SYNOPSIS: But Mr. Vorster kept most of his scorn for the United Nations and the South West African People's Organisation. Here's part of his address.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment