In Rhodesia, Bishop Donal Lamont has made a last-ditch attempt to avoid being deported. Last?
In Rhodesia, Bishop Donal Lamont has made a last-ditch attempt to avoid being deported. Last October he was convicted of failing to report the presence of black nationalist guerrillas in his diocese of Emptily in eastern Rhodesia.
SYNOPSIS: At Salisbury's tiny Water Court on Wednesday (16 March) he exercised his right under Rhodesian law of appointing a commissioner to examine the reasons behind the Government's intention to deport him. He arrived at the court to hear submissions being placed on his behalf before Judge J.B. Macaulay.
The Judge will advise the Law and Order Minister, M. Hilary Squires, if he has the right to strip the Bishop of his Rhodesian citizen ship. The Government cannot deport Rhodesians without first taking away their citizenship. It was announced last month that Bishop Lamont was to be deported when his original ten years prison sentence was reduced. After the hearing, he spoke to newsmen.
Afterwards, the Bishop returned to the Salisbury Hospital where he is being allowed to convalesce from a back injury he suffered in a car accident.