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    THE NEW PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA, MR. JACOBUS JOHANNES ("JIM") FOUCHE -- FORMERLY THE AGRICULTURE?

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    THE NEW PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA, MR. JACOBUS JOHANNES ("JIM") FOUCHE -- FORMERLY THE AGRICULTURE MINISTER -- WAS SWORN IN YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN CAPE TOWN. HE WAS ELECTED FOR A SEVEN-YEAR TERM BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ON 19TH FEBRUARY FOLLOWING THE RETIREMENT OF PRESIDENT CHARLES SWART AND THE DEATH OF HIS DESIGNATED SUCCESSOR, DR. T.D. DONGES.

    THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE GROOTE KERK, A HISTORIC CHURCH NEAR THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT. IN ADDITION TO GOVERNMENT LEADER, IT WAS ATTENDED BY THE CHIEF MINISTER OF THE PARTLY SELF-GOVERNING TRANSKEI, CHIEF KAIZER MATANZIMA, AND 19 OTHER AFRICAN CHIEFS, THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS AND OTHER DIGNITARIES. IN AN ADDRESS TO THE NATION, PRESIDENT FOUCHE SAID THE REPUBLIC SHOULD CONTINUE WITH WHAT HE CALLED ITS "LIVE AND LET LIVE" PHILOSOPHY.

    PRESIDENT FOUCHE SAID: "WE ARE AT PRESENT LIVING IN A BEWILDERED WORLD, AND MAY GOD GRANT US THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP RESTORE ORDER, NOT BE INTERFERENCE BUT BY EXAMPLE AND GOODWILL, AND BY EVOLVING A WORKABLE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY FOR A MULTI-RACIAL COUNTRY."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA20YPC2N7XPS2H9DIRCFF47X9H
    Media URN:
    VLVA20YPC2N7XPS2H9DIRCFF47X9H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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