CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 08, 1979
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(Studio) Patriotic Front guerrilla alliance reported rejecting key pts. in British-proposed constitution with regard to Zimbabwe Rhodesia's independence.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(London, England) Threat by Britain to call off talks unless agreement reached tonight by all sides outlined; films shown. Prime Min. Abel Muzorewa's acceptance of British plan last week recalled; Patriotic Front's criticism quoted. Spokesperson for Lord Carrington quoted with regard to jeopardy of talks. [British foreign spokesperson Nicholas PENN - comments on behalf of Carrington.] [Robert MUGABE - replies.] Process said further threatened by Ian Smith's statements with regard to organization of parliamentary veto of proposed constitution; details given. [SMITH - comments.] Present status of conf. outlined.
REPORTER: Mike Lee
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