• Short Summary

    IN NORTHERN RHODESIA, NEARLY FIVE-HUNDRED PEOPLE HAVE NOW DIED IN THE UPRISING IN THE EASTERN PROVINCES BY RELIGIOUS FANATICS OF THE LUMPA SECT.

  • Description

    IN NORTHERN RHODESIA, NEARLY FIVE-HUNDRED PEOPLE HAVE NOW DIED IN THE UPRISING IN THE EASTERN PROVINCES BY RELIGIOUS FANATICS OF THE LUMPA SECT. THE LATEST CARNAGE WAS AT THE VILLAGE OF PAISHUKO, 100 MILES (160 KMS) NORTH OF LUNDAZI.

    MORE THAN 600 MEN FROM THE NORTHERN RHODESIA SECURITY FORCES ARRIVED THERE TO FIND 47 BODIES OF LUMPA FOLLOWERS STREWN OUTSIDE THEIR BURNED-OUT HUTS.

    APPARENTLY, LOCAL AFRICANS OPPOSED TO LUMPA BELIEFS HAD BANNED TOGETHER AND TAKEN THE LAW INTO THEIR OWNS HANDS. THEY RAZED THE HUTS AND THEN SLAUGHTERED THOSE WHO COULD NOT ESCAPE. EVEN THE TINIEST OF CHILDREN HAD BEEN SLAIN.

    OUR REPORTER SAID HIDEOUS ATROCITIES WERE COMMITTED, AND UNSPEAKABLY BARBAROUS OBSCENITIES PERPETRATED, ESPECIALLY ON SOME OF THE WOMEN. SOME PEOPLE HAD BEEN BURNED ALIVE. AMONG THE DEAD THE TROOPS FOUND THREE SURVIVORS.

    THE BURIAL WAS A SIMPLE AFFAIR -- A MASS GRAVE WAS DUG AND THEN, FOR REASONS OF HYGIENE, SET FIRE TO. THE PRIEST WHO ACCOMPANIED THE TROOPS COULD NOT SAY THE BURIAL SERVICE AS HE DOES NOT RECOGNISE MEMBERS OF THE LUMPA SECT AS CHRISTIANS.

    IT WAS CRIME REVENGE FOR THE AFRICANS, FOR MANY OF THEIR OWN KIN HAD BEEN KILLED BY THE LUMPAS. CROSS MARKED THEIR GRAVES.

    MEANWHILE, MORE THAN 2,000 REFUGEES HAVE FLED THE BATTLEGROUND TO LUNDAZI. FIVE TONS OF ELEPHANT MEAT WERE BROUGHT TO THE TOWN TO HELP OVERCOME THE FEEDING PROBLEM, AND SACKS OF MAIZE HAVE ALSO BEEN DELIVERED -- MAIZE IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT FOR THE TRADITIONAL AFRICAN MEALIE MEAL.

    (THE HUNT IS STILL GOING ON FOR ALICE LENSHINA, THE LEADER OF THE SECT).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2LJLE1BAH6SW9E2M3P1OPIKDF
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LJLE1BAH6SW9E2M3P1OPIKDF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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