• Short Summary

    A new parliamentary session began in Zimbabwe on June 15, the third since independence in 1980.

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    1.
    SV EXTERIOR National flag outside parliament building ZOOM OUT TO LV
    0.06

    2.
    LV People gathered outside building PAN TO native women who begin chanting (2 shots)
    0.26

    3.
    SV Bishop Abel Muzorewa walking along past camera
    0.30

    4.
    SV MP walking along past camera
    0.37

    5.
    SV ZOOM INTO SCU Prime Minister Robert Mugabe out of car, crowd watching (2 shots)
    0.54

    6.
    GV Cavalry trot by and President Banana's limousine arrives, he emerges
    1.33

    7.
    SV People cheering PAN ALONG crowd, some holding placards
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    SV Placard; "Third Session, Progress and work: That's our cries"
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    SV Women holding placard
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    10.
    SV President Banana entering building
    1.57




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A new parliamentary session began in Zimbabwe on June 15, the third since independence in 1980. Hundreds of people were outside the parliament buildings when member of both legislative houses arrived amid scenes of colour and pomp. Political observers said the new session would contain a heavy programme, with more than 30 Bills mooted for discussion. The Minister of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Dr. Eddison Zvobgo, had said earlier this year there were likely to be major changes to the Constitution. The first phase is the Constitutional Bill, which mainly seeks to outlaw dual citizenship a clause which former Rhodesian governments insisted must be part of any Constitution they were prepared to accept. At the end of July, the parliament is scheduled to debate the renewal of the state of emergency, the sixth since independence. It is felt that the renewal would not be challenged because of dissident activity, which has made the government send police and troops into Matabeleland.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAGFFFNWOV1QW0NICOUVX03AI3
    Media URN:
    VLVAGFFFNWOV1QW0NICOUVX03AI3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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