• Short Summary

    IN JOHANNESBURG, WHILE AFRICANS WITH PROTEST POSTERS CALLED FOR THE RELEASE OF NELSON MANDELA, THE FORMER LEADER OF THE BANNED AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS WHO WENT ON TRIAL TODAY (MONDAY) CHARGED WITH INCITEMENT, A 57-YEAR-OLD ENGLISH WOMEN, MRS.

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    IN JOHANNESBURG, WHILE AFRICANS WITH PROTEST POSTERS CALLED FOR THE RELEASE OF NELSON MANDELA, THE FORMER LEADER OF THE BANNED AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS WHO WENT ON TRIAL TODAY (MONDAY) CHARGED WITH INCITEMENT, A 57-YEAR-OLD ENGLISH WOMEN, MRS. HELEN JOSEPH, AN OUTSPOKEN CRITIC OF SOUTH AFRICA'S RACIAL POLICIES, WAS PLACED UNDER HOUSE ARREST FOR FIVE YEARS.

    THE PROTEST MEETINGS NEVER TOOK PLACE - JUSTICE MINISTER VORSTER IMMEDIATELY ANNOUNCED A BAN ON THEM. AND AT THE LAST MOMENT, MANDELA WHO WAS TO HAVE APPEARED IN COURT IN JOHANNESBURG APPEARED INSTEAD IN PRETORIA ON SECURITY GROUNDS. HE'S NOW WON AN ADJOURNMENT AFTER COMPLAINING IN COURT THAT THE TRANSFER HAD DEPRIVED HIM OF HIS DEFENCE COUNSEL. MANDELA, A 44-YEAR-OLD LAWYER HIMSELF, IS BACK IN CUSTODY TO AWAIT THE RESUMPTION OF THE TRIAL NEXT MONDAY.

    A DISCIPLE OF EX-CHIEF ALBERT LUTHULI, FORMER CONGRESS LEADER AND NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER, HE ORGANISED A NATIONWIDE AFRICAN STRIKE IN MAY, LAST YEAR, WHEN SOUTH AFRICA BECAME A REPUBLIC. THEN HE WENT UNDERGROUND AND EARNED THE NAME "BLACK PIMPERNEL" BY ELUDING POLICE CAPTURE FOR 18 MONTHS UNTIL LAST AUGUST.""
    TWO-HUNDRED AFRICANS CHEERED HIM WHEN HE WAS LED OUT OF COURT AFTER THE ADJOURNMENT, THEN THEY STARTED DANCING. BUT THEY DISPERSED IN FIVE MINUTES ON POLICE ORDERS.

    MRS. JOSEPH IS RESTRICTED TO HER HOME FROM DUSK TO DAWN AND HAS TO REPORT DAILY TO THE POLICE. THIS IS THE FIRST ORDER OF ITS KIND. IT'S MADE UNDER THE TERMS OF WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE SABOTAGE ACT.

    ONE OF THE ACCUSED IN THE MARATHON TREASON TRIAL AND LATER FREED, SHE WAS PREVIOUSLY RESTRICTED TO JOHANNESBURG UNDER ANOTHER ORDER WHICH EXPIRED EARLIER THIS YEAR. THEN SHE SET OFF ON A 7,000-MILE VISIT TO AFRICANS BANISHED TO REMOTE PARTS OF THE UNION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA32EF43JJG2OY3CZT71JD6XBSC
    Media URN:
    VLVA32EF43JJG2OY3CZT71JD6XBSC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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