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Rhodesia School Children Kidnapping #53266

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 31, 1978
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(Studio) Update on kidnapping of black school children in Rhodesia by guerrillas under Joshua Nkomo; children were taken to Botswana, from where most returned today.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Botswana-Rhodesia Border) Details of children's return and their stories of treatment during forced march to Francistown, Botswana, given. [School principal's wife Mrs. Luke KHUMALO - recites teacher's report of treatment received by children. Notes children were told they'd be shot if they didn't run.] Earlier guerrilla kidnapping of Rhodesian school children, who were taken to Botswana where many of group decided to stay and go on to Zambia to be trained by Nkomo's guerrillas, noted; outcome of that kidnapping contrasted to outcome of latest.
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

Jennings, Peter;
Tuckner, Howard

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