CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 17, 1978
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(Studio) Update on developments in major rule agreement in Rhodesia.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Salisbury, Rhodesia) Prime Min. Ian Smith's briefing of parliament on plans for security force during transition. [SMITH - says form of transitional government is next and work will begin now.] Smith's agreement re: guerrillas' return to Rhodesia noted. Discussions about functions and structure of transition government detailed. Reaction to plan by Patriotic Front guerrilla leader Joshua Nkomo, in Lusaka, reported [NKOMO - says no man has power to dictate type of government will continue fighting.] Conservative Rhodesian Action party's opposition to settlement noted. [Action party spokesperson Dr. Colin BARLOW - would be willing to try such settlement if it had been successful in other parts of Africa, but history shows consistent failure.] Attitude of most Rhodesians with regard to agreement cited.
REPORTER: Robin Wright
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