The co-leader of the Patriotic Front, Robert Mugabe, has again come out in criticism of Rhodesia's recent internal political settlement.
SV Robert Mugabe steps down from plane and is greeted by ZANU representatives
CU INTERIOR Robert Mugabe speaking to newsmen
MUGABE: "In fact the reason for any such majority rule, that Smith is still in control, what has happened is that the puppets have agreed to act as his megaphones, they are the spokesmen now of Ian Smith, and this should not be seen by anybody as amounting to majority rule at all. The proposals themselves although they purport towards majority rule, in fact work towards the entrenchment of minority rule. Power remains in the hands of Smith by way of the Army, the Police force. The public service is not going to be affected, land distribution is not going to be affected. I mean there is not going to be any change in the land situation.
The economic set-up is not going to be affected, and so life is going to continue the way Smith would like it to continue."
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Background: The co-leader of the Patriotic Front, Robert Mugabe, has again come out in criticism of Rhodesia's recent internal political settlement. Speaking in Dar Es Salaam on Saturday (1 April), he said that under the internal agreement in Rhodesia, the country's black leaders were acting as spokesman for the Mr. Ian Smith, and that no changes were being brought about towards effective majority rule.
SYNOPSIS: On his arrival at Dar Es Salaam international airport Mr. Mugabe was greeted by representatives of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU). He was reported to be on his way to Nigeria for talks with Nigerian Head of State General Olusegun Obasanjo on the Rhodesia situation. At the airport he spoke to reporters.