Escorted by 60 mounted police President Swart drove through the streets of Cape Town in an open Rolls- Royce June 5, to open the first Republican Parliament of South African.
CU South African flags hang from building.
MV Dr. Verwoerd arrives.
MV Mr. F. C. Erasmus arrives.
MV President's car arrives.
CU People applaud.
MV President leaves car.
LV Guard of honour.
LV President's car leaving.
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Background: Escorted by 60 mounted police President Swart drove through the streets of Cape Town in an open Rolls- Royce June 5, to open the first Republican Parliament of South African. A subdued crowd of several thousand lined the streets to see the new President.
Outside Parliament a naval guard of honour presented arms as Mr. Swart arrived while a naval band played the National Anthem. The President was escorted into the building by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly.
In his address to both Houses the President spoke in both English and Afrikaans. He said that the new era faced the task of creating sound relations between the various racial groups. South Africa, he said, must improve her relations with other countries. The Republic will continue to resist "by every means at its disposal the invasion of its internal affairs" by the United Nations, he said.