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Angola / Action / South Africa / Administration / Vorster #41668

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 11, 1976
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(Studio) Rptd. MPLA virtually won the Angolan war. Cuban troops continue drive south and east.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) MPLA captures West forces headquarters of Silva Porto. South Africans in south part of Angola to protect dams in Southwest Africa. South Africans say protracted guerrilla warfare likely in Angola. If MPLA emerges as leader, South Africa to attempt negotiations with regard to interests in South Angola and Southwest Africa.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(DC) Admin. disagrees with South Africa keeping its troops in Angola due to possible black-white confrontation. Intervention undermines diplomatic efforts to curtail Soviet activity. President Ford meets with Zaire foreign minister, Karl Ibond Nguza and receives letter from President Mobutu. National Security Council meets. American influence suffered due to West forces' defeat.
REPORTER: George Watson

(Studio) South African Premier John Vorster accuses free world of shirking duty by not helping Angola.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reasoner, Harry;
Watson, George

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