• Short Summary

    THE FLAT WHICH WAS MOISE TSHOMBE'S LAST HOME BEFORE HE WAS CAPTURED IS IN MADRID.?

  • Description

    THE FLAT WHICH WAS MOISE TSHOMBE'S LAST HOME BEFORE HE WAS CAPTURED IS IN MADRID. IT IS EXACTLY AS IT WAS WHEN HE WALKED OUT OF IT TWO YEARS AGO TO TAKE THE AIRCRAFT WHICH FLEW HIM TO IMPRISONMENT AND DEATH IN ALGERIA.

    TSHOMBE LIVED IN MADRID FROM OCTOBER 1965 AFTER HE HAD FLED FROM THE CONGO. HIS DEATH, ATTRIBUTED TO A HEART ATTACK, REMOVES ANOTHER OF THE CONTROVERSIAL FIGURES FROM THE DAYS OF THE CONGO UPRISINGS. IT WAS TSHOMBE WHO, IN 1960, SECEDED THE COPPER-RICH KATANGA PROVINCE OUT OF THE NEWLY DE-COLONISED CONGO REPUBLIC.

    LATER HE WAS FORCED TO FLEE, BUT SOON RETURNED AS PREMIER OF THE ENTIRE REPUBLIC. HIS SECOND AND FINAL DISMISSAL FROM POLITICAL POWER CAME IN THE COUP WHICH RESULTED IN JOSEPH MOBUTU BECOMING PRESIDENT OF CONGO-KINSHASA.

    MOISE TSHOMBE WAS FLYING IN A BRITISH OWNED AND PILOTED AIRCRAFT WHEN IT WAS HI-JACKED IN MID-AIR AND FORCED TO FLY TO ALGERIA. THOUGH NO CHARGES WERE EVER BROUGHT AGAINST HIM IN ALGERIA, HE WAS UNDER SENTENCE OF DEATH IN THE CONGO AND HE WAS KEPT IN CLOSE CONFINEMENT IN ALGERIA.

    TSHOMBE'S FAMILY IS NOT AT PRESENT IN MADRID, AND HIS FLAT HAS BEEN MAINTAINED BY A CARETAKER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2DG75LSW8EGB73XMSK1KBJY75
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DG75LSW8EGB73XMSK1KBJY75
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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