• Short Summary

    THOMAS TSHOMBE, 36 YEAR-OLD BROTHER OF THE FORMER CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER NOW HELD IN ALGIERS, FLEW INTO MADRID YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AFTER FLYING FROM HIS HOME IN BRUSSELS.

  • Description

    THOMAS TSHOMBE, 36 YEAR-OLD BROTHER OF THE FORMER CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER NOW HELD IN ALGIERS, FLEW INTO MADRID YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AFTER FLYING FROM HIS HOME IN BRUSSELS. HE HAD LEFT BRUSSELS FOLLOWING REPORTS OF HIS BROTHER'S DISAPPEARANCE, BUT SAID HE KNEW NO DETAILS OF THE MYSTERY LANDING IN ALGERIA.

    M. MOISE TSHOMBE IS STILL HELD BY ALGERIAN SECURITY OFFICERS, BUT THERE HAS BEEN NO CONFIRMATION OF REPORTS THAT HIS CHARTERED AIRCRAFT HAS HIJACKED OVER THE MEDITERRANEAN AND THE PILOT FORCED TO HEAD FOR ALGERIA.

    RADIO KINSHASA CLAIMED YESTERDAY THAT M. TSHOMBE'S PLANE WAS INTERCEPTED OVER ALGERIA AS HE WAS PREPARING TO RETURN TO AFRICA WITH HIS "BELGIAN MASTERS." IT ACCUSED A HIGH-RANKING BELGIAN OFFICER OF PREPARING A SECRET PLAN FOR THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC SABOTAGE IN KATANGA AND CENTRAL CONGO. AND FOR THE "PHYSICAL ELIMINATION" OF PRESIDENT MOBUTU.

    A CONGO GOVERNMENT COMMUNIQUE SAID THEY SOUGHT M. TSHOMBE'S EXTRADITION NOT FOR POLITICAL OFFENCES BUT FOR COMMON LAW OFFENCES.

    M. TSHOMBE, WHO IS 47 YEARS OLD, WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR HIGH TREASON IN ABSENTIA BY A MILITARY COURT LAST MARCH.

    ON ARRIVING IN MADRID M. THOMAS TSHOMBE DROVE STRAIGHT TO HIS BROTHER'S APARTMENT IN CALLE DEL DR. FLEMING 48.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA21OFUVZAXLBX77XT077MG68P9
    Media URN:
    VLVA21OFUVZAXLBX77XT077MG68P9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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