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Rhodesia / Patriotic Front Politics Legalized #498896

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 02, 1978
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(Studio) Rhodesia transitional government's lifting of ban on political orgs. that sponsor guerrilla war there and its call for guerrillas to join new government reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Salisbury, Rhodesia) Details given of decision by Ian Smith and black moderate leaders of interim government, in which political wings of Patriotic Front are legalized. [Executive council member Reverend Ndabaningi SITHOLE - predicts war will end in 6-8 weeks Notes there have been problems in getting guerrillas to believe that there's no trap to exterminate them.] Response of spokesperson for guerrilla leader Joshua Nkomo reported [Guerrilla spokesperson Josiah CHINAMANO - doesn't rule out possibility of few who are tired of fighting taking part in offered program, but says it won't stop fighting and is waste of time.]
REPORTER: Tom Ackerman

Ackerman, Tom;
Chancellor, John

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