CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 19, 1976
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(Studio) Talks between white minority government and black ntlists. collapse in Rhodesia. Black leader Joshua Nkomo says white government has chosen war. Premier Ian Smith appeals to London to get talks going again. British government refuses. Blacks make up 1/2 of cntry.'s army.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Rhodesia) Warfare here compared to South East Asia guerrilla warfare. Guerrillas raid isolated black villages for supplies. Peasants are the victims. Govt. sets up protective villages for blacks. Residents work on farms during day; return to compound at dusk. Small black villages moved together to form 1 large community. Govt. says residence is voluntary. Hamlet leader says blacks are forced to live there and will be shot if out after curfew.
REPORTER: Bert Quint
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