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The Friday Conference - Abraham Ordia interview

Television (Full Length) – 1976

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The day after attending a fiery public debate (see video above) over Africa's threatened boycotts of the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Abraham Ordia, then-president of the African Council of Sport, sat down for a more subdued interview with Gordon Dryden. Ordia had arrived in New Zealand that week, hoping to convince Robert Muldoon to limit sporting contacts with apartheid South Africa. The PM refused to see him. Ordia recalls his Nigerian childhood, studying psychiatry in Zurich under Carl Jung, and makes a final plea to the viewer’s conscience on the issue at hand.

You ask anybody outside this country...which is the greatest pro-apartheid country? He will not hesitate to tell you it is New Zealand.
– Abraham Ordia

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Rex Wilmshurst

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Gordon Dryden

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Donald Hope Evans

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Waldo Maguire

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Bill Henderson

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Chris Wilmshurst

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