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(Studio) During invasion of Zaire's Shaba prov. by Angola-based rebels last spring, government of President Mobutu was in trouble and it seemed foreign minister Karl Ibond Nguza might take over. Nguza was removed from cabinet and is today sentenced to death on conviction of failing to warn Mobutu of rebel invasion.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Kinshasa, Zaire) Report on Zaire's government, economy, military and lifestyles of people under Mobutu. Cntry. is size of-United States eastern of Mississippi River. Because of econ. situation, it must look to South Africa and Rhodesia for 48% of its food. During invasion by Katangese rebels, Zaire had to depend heavily on aid from United States, France and Morocco. Troops often don't get paid and go hungry; when not paid, they often extort money from people on streets of Kinshasa. Mobutu has been forced to share military power of government with civilian cabinet members and prime minister; this underscores uncertainty of his rule.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Daniels, Randy
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