Mr. Joshua Nkomo, President of the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and co-leader of the?
Mr. Joshua Nkomo, President of the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and co-leader of the Patriotic Front, said in a B.B.C. radio programme from Lusaka on Sunday (24 September) that the Zimbabwe of the future would have racial equality. Questioned by a panel of journalists from the B.B.C. studios in Birmingham, he said there would be no blacks and whites, just people.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Nkomo spoke as talks between President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia and Prime Minister James Callaghan of Britain were closing in Nigeria. Political analysts say that Britain and the United States are considering reviving plans for an all-party peace conference on the Rhodesian question. Mr. Nkomo, however, said there must be chances in Rhodesia before this can happen.