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London / Zimbabwe Rhodesia Conference #266377

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 21, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Zimbabwe Rhodesia delegation to London peace talks, led by Prime Min. Abel Muzorewa, reported agreeing to new constitution over objections of former prime minister Ian Smith; films shown. Conditional agreement outlined. [MUZOREWA - says since they've agreed to British wishes, there's no longer grounds for econ sanctions.] British foreign office spokesperson Nicholas Fenn said not prepared to elaborate on British position with regard to proposal or Muzorewa's demands. [FENN - comments.] Criticism of Muzorewa's claim of progress by Patriotic Front leaders Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe cited. [Front spokesperson Eddison ZVOGBO - comments.] Conf. noted not yet considering issue of cease-fire in south Africa.

Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike

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