• Short Summary

    Britain's Monckton Commission, headed by Lord Monckton, is at present in Nyasaland continuing its enquiry concerning the constitutional future of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

  • Description

    Britain's Monckton Commission, headed by Lord Monckton, is at present in Nyasaland continuing its enquiry concerning the constitutional future of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

    March 31, the day before Nyasaland's African leader Dr. Hastings Banda was released from detention, part of the Commission - divided into three sections during its investigations - visited Mlanje, 50 miles from Blantyre. Mlanje, centre of Nyasaland's tea-growing district - has been a centre of political disturbances, but the Commission's visit passed off peacefully.

    In the party were Lord Monckton, Sir Donald Macgillivray and a woman member, Miss Betty Whelan of London. They watched tea being picked, sipped samples of tea and chatted with 90-year-old Chief Ng'omba.

    Many of the Africans present were members of the Malawi African Congress movement which, through intimidation, has prevented witnesses giving evidence to the Commission. Following Dr. Banda's release, it is expected that intimidation will be relaxed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2YEL1VS15S9SLJZL3NEQ3RLSF
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YEL1VS15S9SLJZL3NEQ3RLSF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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