• Short Summary

    In a dawn police raid
    on Cato Manor, an African township near Durban, South Africa, some 20,000
    gallons of alcoholic drinks, shimiyane and gavine made in illicit still by
    Africans, were destroyed recently.

  • Description

    In a dawn police raid
    on Cato Manor, an African township near Durban, South Africa, some 20,000
    gallons of alcoholic drinks, shimiyane and gavine made in illicit still by
    Africans, were destroyed recently. Police claimed that there was still much
    drink concealed in the area, probably one of the Largest store-places for
    illegal drink in the Union.

    The raid was carried out by about 60 White Policemen and 90 mon-White police
    constables. Twenty native men and women were arrested for being in possession of
    illicit brews. There were no mass arrests because the raid was known about in
    advance, and the she been queens who preside over the illegal drinking
    establishments disappeared together with the illicit brewers before the police
    arrived.

    Most of the liquor was found buried in the ground some distance from the
    natives' shacks, making it impossible to decide who the owners were. Some of the
    White police were armed with small arms, but they remained out of sight at the
    Cato Manor beerhall. The raid followed a decision to intensify police action
    against illicit brewers in the Manor.


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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2RN70YNNYJ8NCFH0GS8L47J7N
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RN70YNNYJ8NCFH0GS8L47J7N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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