• Short Summary

    LEADERS OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS CALLED FOR WORLD SUPPORT IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT WHEN THEY ADDRESSED A RALLY HELD AT DAR ES SALAAM TO MARK SOUTH AFRICAN FREEDOM DAY (27 JUNE).

  • Description

    LEADERS OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS CALLED FOR WORLD SUPPORT IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT WHEN THEY ADDRESSED A RALLY HELD AT DAR ES SALAAM TO MARK SOUTH AFRICAN FREEDOM DAY (27 JUNE).

    THEIR AUDIENCE INCLUDED DIPLOMATS FROM THE SOVIET UNION, EAST GERMANY, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, YUGOSLAVIA, CUBA, NORTH KOREA AND THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.

    MR. J. MATLOU, CHAIRMAN OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS CALLED FOR A REDEDICATION OF THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE. THIS STRUGGLE, HE SAID, WAS BEING WAGED SUCCESSFULLY, BUT MORE AID WAS NEEDED TO MAKE IT REALLY EFFECTIVE.

    MR. ALFRIED NZO, THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CONGRESS STRESSED THE VALUE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE. HE INSTANCED A RECENT STRIKE BY BLACK DOCTORS IN SOUTH AFRICA AS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF EFFECTIVE PRESSURE ON THE AFRICAN GOVERNMENT, EXERCISED JOINTLY BY ITS BLACK AND WHITE OPPONENTS. BUT HE ADDED THAT THE MOVEMENT NEEDED MORE MATERIAL AID FROM FRIENDLY AFRICAN AND COMMUNIST COUNTRIES.

    (THE 26TH JUNE BECAME SOUTH AFRICA FREEDOM DAY IN 1950, WHEN THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, JOINTLY WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN INDIAN CONGRESS, PROCLAIMED A NATIONAL STOPPAGE OF WORK AND A DAY OF MOURNING FOR THE 18 AFRICANS SHOT DEAD BY POLICE DURING A DEMONSTRATION AT WITWATERSRAND ON 1 MAY 1950. ON SUCCESSIVE ANNIVERSARIES, PROTEST CAMPAIGNS AND GUERILLA ACTIONS HAVE BEEN INITIATED, FIRST AT RALLIES IN SOUTH AFRICA ITSELF AND, FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS, FROM ASSEMBLIES HELD OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA36FZNYWUL5TSNS0M8ISZJ0L6N
    Media URN:
    VLVA36FZNYWUL5TSNS0M8ISZJ0L6N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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