• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE OF TANZANIA HAS THREATENED TO WITHDRAW TANZANIA FROM THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT GRANTS RHODESIA INDEPENDENCE UNDER MINORITY RULE.

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    PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE OF TANZANIA HAS THREATENED TO WITHDRAW TANZANIA FROM THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT GRANTS RHODESIA INDEPENDENCE UNDER MINORITY RULE.

    PRESIDENT NYERERE MADE THE THREAT WHEN HE ADDRESSED A MASS MEETING, ATTENDED BY OVER 40,000 PEOPLE, IN DAR ES SALAAM YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). HIS STATEMENT, MADE AT A RALLY TO MARK THE END OF THE TANZANIAN ELECTION CAMPAIGN RECEIVED A STANDING OVATION. THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WOULD TAKE THIS ACTION WHETHER RHODESIA STAYED IN THE COMMONWEALTH OR NOT. IF PARLIAMENT REFUSED TO PASS THE NECESSARY LEGISLATION, HE WOULD DISSOLVE THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND HOLD FRESH ELECTIONS.

    PRESIDENT NYERERE HAD JUST RETURNED TO DAR ES SALAAM AFTER A FOUR DAY PRE-ELECTION TOUR OF ZANZIBAR AND PEMBA. BOTH ISLANDS BEGIN VOTING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN TANZANIA'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, IN WHICH PRESIDENT NYERERE IS THE SOLE CANDIDATE UNDER THE COUNTRY'S ONE-PARTY CONSTITUTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2E1Z1KVHTQTPWUA2HYCKM8SUM
    Media URN:
    VLVA2E1Z1KVHTQTPWUA2HYCKM8SUM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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