• Short Summary

    MR CECIL WILLIAMS, BRITISH-BORN ACTOR AND PRODUCER, WHO WAS UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN HIS JOHANNESBURG FLAT, ARRIVED IN SALISBURY, SOUTHERN RHODESIA, LAST THURSDAY, ON HIS WAY TO LONDON.

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    MR CECIL WILLIAMS, BRITISH-BORN ACTOR AND PRODUCER, WHO WAS UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN HIS JOHANNESBURG FLAT, ARRIVED IN SALISBURY, SOUTHERN RHODESIA, LAST THURSDAY, ON HIS WAY TO LONDON.

    TWO DAYS EARLIER, MR WILLIAMS, WHO HOLDS A BRITISH PASSPORT, DISAPPEARED FROM JOHANNESBURG AND WAS LATER SEEN IN BECHUANALAND, WHERE HE SPENT THE NIGHT. FROM THERE HE TRAVELLED BY TRAIN TO BULAWAYO AND ON SALISBURY BY PLANE. THE NEXT DAY HE WAS DUE TO FLY TO NAIROBI, THEN ON TO CAIRO.

    MR WILLIAMS WAS FIRST CHAIRMAN OF THE LEFT-WING CONGRESS OF DEMOCRATS. THE TERMS OF HIS HOUSE ARREST, FROM 6:30 P.M. TO 6:30 A.M., SERVED ON HIM EARLIER IN THE MONTH BY MR VORSTER, THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINISTER OF JUSTICE, MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO ATTEND ANY THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES AT NIGHT.

    IN BULAWAYO, MR WILLIAMS WAS ASKED WHY HE LEFT SOUTH AFRICA BY AN UNORTHODOX ROUTE AFTER MR VORSTER HAD SAID THOSE UNDER HOUSE ARREST WERE TO BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE COUNTY SO LONG AS THEY DID NOT RETURN. HE SAID "I WAS NOT PREPARED TO GIVE MR VORSTER THE CHANCE OF TELLING ME TO STAY OUT OF MY COUNTRY. AFTER ALL, I HAVE LIVED IN SOUTH AFRICA LONGER THAN HE HAS. MY WHOLE LIFE IS THERE. I DO NOT SEE HE HAS A RIGHT TO TELL ME TO KEEP AWAY."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3TYAX8HR1BMLJE1NLN8YLPCRG
    Media URN:
    VLVA3TYAX8HR1BMLJE1NLN8YLPCRG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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