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Rhodesia / Maj. Rule Settlement #256388

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 15, 1978
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(Studio) Breakthru in Rhodesia negotiations over black major rule between white government of country and 3 moderate black leaders reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Johannesburg, South Africa) [Bishop Abel MUZOREWA - says one item slowing down negotiations has been overcome.] Prime Min. Ian Smith's engineering of settlement, instead of accepting US-British attempts to bring black guerrilla leaders into negotiations, detailed. [SMITH - calls settlement victory for moderation.] Details of settlement listed. Factors still to be considered in whether or not settlement will be success outlined. Negative reaction to settlement by Patriotic Front leaders Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe noted.
REPORTER: Doug Sefton

(Studio) Reaction to settlement by State Department, in light of its exclusion of Nkomo and Mugabe's forces, reported Reaction at United Nations stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young's statement with regard to potential for escalation of war by Patriotic Front forces noted. [YOUNG - states that there's evidence there would be commitment of USSR weapons, as in Angola, so settlement will only create black-against-black civil war.] Reaction of African diplomats at UN, with regard to control of Rhodesian army, cited; comment of Tanzania ambassador quoted.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.;
Sefton, Doug

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