• Short Summary

    MR. TSHOMBE, THE FORMER SELF-STYLED PRESIDENT OF KATANGA, ARRIVED IN BRUSSELS TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) AND IS?

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    MR. TSHOMBE, THE FORMER SELF-STYLED PRESIDENT OF KATANGA, ARRIVED IN BRUSSELS TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) AND IS EXPECTED TO LEAVE FOR LEOPOLDVILLE TOMORROW.

    HE WAS GREETED BY CROWDS OF BELGIANS AND AFRICANS WHO SHOUTED: "LONG LIVE TSHOMBE."
    ASKED WHETHER HE HAD OBTAINED GUARANTEES FOR HIS PERSONAL SAFETY FROM THE LEOPOLDVILLE AUTHORITIES, MR. TSHOMBE SHRUGGED HIS SHOULDERS AND SAID: "I HAVE ALL THE GUARANTEES I WANT."
    IT WAS REPORTED IN BRUSSELS THAT SHORTLY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL, MR. TSHOMBE MET MR. BOMBOKO, THE CONGOLESE FOREIGN MINISTER, WHO WAS IN THE CITY LAST WEEK ON HIS WAY TO NEW YORK. IT IS SAID THAT MR. BOMBOKO CANCELLED HIS VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES TO MEET MR. TSHOMBE WHO HAS ALWAYS BEEN REGARDED AS HIS OPPONENT. BUT NO TRACE OF MR. BOMBOKO HAS BEEN FOUND IN BRUSSELS.

    IN AN INTERVIEW PUBLISHED IN FRANCE YESTERDAY, MR. TSHOMBE SAID HE WOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE A RESPONSIBLE POSITION IN THE NEXT CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT IF IT WERE OFFERED TO HIM BY PRESIDENT KASAVU???U. AND DURING THE PAST FEW DAYS THERE HAS BEEN WIDE SPECULATION THAT MR. TSHOMBE MAY BE ASKED TO FORM A NEW CENTRAL GOVERNMENT IN LEOPOLDVILLE.

    THE CONGO STARTS VOTING NEXT SATURDAY IN A TWO-WEEK REFERENDUM ON A NEW CONSTITUTION PROPOSING A "TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT" WHICH WILL RUN THE COUNTRY FOR SIX TO NINE MONTHS DURING WHICH NEW NATIONAL ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD. THE NEW GOVERNMENT MAY TAKE THE FORM OF A COALITION.

    (UNITED NATIONS TROOPS, WHO HELPED PUT DOWN THE SECESSION OF KATANGA, ARE DUE TO COMPLETE THEIR WITHDRAWAL FROM THE CONGO BY THE END OF THIS MONTH. MR. TSHOMBE'S PERSONAL POPULARITY IN KATANGA HAS NEVER BEEN IN DOUBT AND RECENTLY HIS PRESTIGE HAS GROWN CONSIDERABLY IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA16C6J53DZI36G02IEFWKHM7OD
    Media URN:
    VLVA16C6J53DZI36G02IEFWKHM7OD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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