NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 08, 1978
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(Studio) Major rule agreement signed in Rhodesia by Prime Min. Ian Smith and 3 black moderate leaders, excluding black guerrillas, mentioned. Secretary of State Vance's meeting with one moderate leader, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, described.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Vance's reaction to Rhodesian agreement that leaves out guerrillas, concern that it may cause civil war and Muzorewa's acknowledgement of this possibility noted. [MUZOREWA - says if guerrillas don't accept what people of Zimbabwe want, then people must be willing to fight against those who are self-seeking.] United States involvement in Rhodesian situation, in order to keep USSR and Cuba out, and potential for Communists' presence if civil war occurs, outlined. United States and British attempts to get all Rhodesian ptys. together stated.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
(Studio) Vance's planned meeting on Thursday with Patriotic Front leaders Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo, who have led guerrilla movement against Rhodesia from Zambia and Mozambique, mentioned. 2 black leaders are at United Nations today.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) [MUGABE - thinks Britain will ask United Nations to recognize new government of Zimbabwe and to remove sanctions from country Is his duty to combat this.] [NKOMO - says Front won't indirectly take part in Salisbury talks.] Front leaders' promise to continue fighting and outlook for situation detailed.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt