• Short Summary

    The Anglican Dean of Johannesburg, the Very Revered Gonville French-Beytagh, went on trial in Pretoria today (Monday), changed with plotting to overthrow the Government of South Africa by violence.

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    The Anglican Dean of Johannesburg, the Very Revered Gonville French-Beytagh, went on trial in Pretoria today (Monday), changed with plotting to overthrow the Government of South Africa by violence. The 59-year-old Dean's trial is expected to take about one month - as the Supreme Court goes through the 38-page indictment in which the allegation orange from a ten-year active participation in African terrorist activities to the advocation of the murder of a Major in the Security Police; and from offering to arrange sabotage training to the encouragement of revolution at a Church conference.

    On the day before the trial opened (Sunday, August 1), the Dean celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of Johannesburg - as he has done every Sunday while awaiting trial - with a multi-racial congregation. His lesson appropriately referred to the story of Herod and his persecution of members of the Church. After the Service, the Dean was wished good luck by members of his Congregation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA23WD3XE1IQN5GRLPUV2EI4YEI
    Media URN:
    VLVA23WD3XE1IQN5GRLPUV2EI4YEI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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