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Rhodesia / Maj. Rule Agreement #256951

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 02, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming signing of agreement between Rhodesian Prime Min. Ian Smith and 3 moderate black leaders concerning major rule in Rhodesia detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Salisbury, Rhodesia) Details of agreement given; interim council to consist of Smith, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole and Chief Jeremiah Chirau. Is noted that interim provisions, prior to cntry.'s officially becoming Republic of Zimbabwe, is based on 1976 Kissinger plan. Potential problems from Patriotic Front guerrilla movement led by Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe noted. Statements of Patriotic Front representative in Salisbury reported [Patriotic Front spokesperson Willie MUZOREWA - says there can be no settlement without participation of those fighting war.] Support for Patriotic Front from Rhodesian people described.
REPORTER: Robin Wright

Cronkite, Walter;
Wright, Robin

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