• Short Summary

    LARGE CROWDS WELCOMED SIR ROY WELENSKY AT SALISBURY AIRPORT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WHEN HE RETURNED TO SOUTHERN RHODESIA FROM THE LONDON TALKS ON THE FUTURE OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN FEDERATION.

  • Description

    LARGE CROWDS WELCOMED SIR ROY WELENSKY AT SALISBURY AIRPORT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WHEN HE RETURNED TO SOUTHERN RHODESIA FROM THE LONDON TALKS ON THE FUTURE OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN FEDERATION.

    MORE THAN A THOUSAND PEOPLE SANG HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW IN GREETING HIM.SAYING THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAD SOLD US OUT AND THEY DID NOT CARE WHAT HAPPENED NOW, HE DECLARED THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WAS TO WIN INDEPENDENCE FOR SOUTHERN RHODESIA.

    THE FEDERATION CONSISTING OF SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN RHODESIA AND NYASALAND IS THE LAST STRONGHOLD OF BRITISH RULE IN AFRICA.NYASALAND AND NORTHERN RHODESIA WITH AFRICAN MAJORITY GOVERNMENTS BOTH HAVE ANNOUNCED THEIR INTENTION TO SECEDE FROM THE FEDERATION.

    THE SAME DAY AT RUSAPE, SOME 100 MILES FROM SALISBURY, AFRICANS WERE OUT IN FORCE TOO - AT A COURT-HOUSE.THE STAR THERE WAS JOSHUA NKOMO, THE SOUTHERN RHODESIA AFRICAN NATIONALIST LEADER, WHO'D ALSO BEEN AT THE LONDON TALKS.

    POLICE HAD TO HOLD BACK CROWDS TRYING TO GET INTO THE PACKED COURT TO HEAR THE RESULT OF THE CASE - A SENTENCE OF SIX MONTHS' GAOL WITH HARD LABOUR FOR ASSAULTING A POLICEMAN.MR.NKOMO DENIED THE CHARGE.HE APPEALED AGAINST THE SENTENCE AND WAS RELEASED ON BAIL.

    BUT MANY OF HIS SUPPORTERS TOOK IT TO MEAN HE WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY AND THEY HAILED HIM WITH A DANCE - SOMEWHAT TO THE DISPLEASURE OF A POLICE DOG ON DUTY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1YRNUDTDJPU1G8MFGXTVTBMY5
    Media URN:
    VLVA1YRNUDTDJPU1G8MFGXTVTBMY5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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