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Rhodesia / Protected Villages #43763

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 01, 1976
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(Studio) Rhodesia's ruling party calls request by group of white businessmen for racial equality as naive. Rhodesian wts. set up protected villages to separate black tribesmen from guerrillas.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Madziwa tribal trust land, Rhodesia) On many points, government action and tribal interest at odds; incling. dusk to dawn curfew; distances some families must walk (as far as 10 mile) to tend cattle during day but required to return to protective villages at night; requirement that tribesmen must have identity cards to get into village. African home village is spiritual home to tribesmen; move from that home could generate instability and various other repercussions. Govt. says protected villages to be growth areas of future.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Reasoner, Harry

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