• Short Summary

    BASUTOLAND'S NEWLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT IS TO SEEK FULL INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITAIN AFTER 12 MONTHS -- THE MINIMUM PERIOD ALLOWED UNDER THE CONSTITUTION.

  • Description

    BASUTOLAND'S NEWLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT IS TO SEEK FULL INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITAIN AFTER 12 MONTHS -- THE MINIMUM PERIOD ALLOWED UNDER THE CONSTITUTION. CHIEF LEABUA JONATHAM, THE LEADER OF THE RULING NATIONAL PARTY SAID BASUTOLAND -- A TINY ENCLAVE WITHIN SOUTH AFRICA -- WANTED TO REMAIN WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH.

    CHIEF LEABUA JONATHAM, WHO LOST HIS OWN ELECTION CONTEST, MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE WILL WASTE NO TIME IN ARRANGING A BY-ELECTION TO ENABLE HIM TO ACCEPT THE PRIME MINISTERSHIP. UNTIL THEN, MR MASERIBANE, WHO IS DEPUTY LEADER OF THE NATIONAL PARTY, WILL REMAIN PRIME MINISTER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1JHZVV3B6R4T4KK5BVG6APMH
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JHZVV3B6R4T4KK5BVG6APMH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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