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    SEVERAL THOUSAND GALLONS OF FUEL, A GIFT OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA, WAS DELIVERED TO RHODESIA THIS WEEK.

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    SEVERAL THOUSAND GALLONS OF FUEL, A GIFT OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA, WAS DELIVERED TO RHODESIA THIS WEEK.

    THE LARGEST CONSIGNMENT, 17-THOUSAND GALLONS OF PETROL AND OIL FROM BOKSBURG, NEAR JOHANNESBURG WAS DELIVERED TO THE SHELL OIL COMPANY AND MOBIL OIL COMPANY DEPOTS NEAR BULAWAYO ON TUESDAY.

    THE SECOND CONSIGNMENT, FROM THE PEOPLE OF STELLENBOSCH IN THE CAPE PROVINCE, ARRIVED IN SALISBURY ON TUESDAY.

    MEANWHILE, COINCIDING WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE TWO CONSIGNMENTS HAVE COME REPORTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA THAT AS MUCH AS 70-THOUSAND GALLONS OF FUEL ARE REACHING RHODESIA EACH DAY FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND THE PORTUGESE TERRITORY OF MOZAMBIQUE.

    BRITISH OFFICIALS HOWEVER ESTIMATE THAT THE FIGURE IS ONLY BETWEEN FOUR THOUSAND AND EIGHT THOUSAND GALLONS, AND HAVE POINTED OUT THAT RHODESIA DAILY FUEL NEEDS, UNDER THE EXISTING RATIONING SCHEME, ARE ABOUT 115-THOUSAND GALLONS. BRITISH DIPLOMATS HAD BEEN KEEPING TRANSHIPMENT ARRANGEMENTS NEAR THE SOUTH AFRICA/ RHODESIA BORDER UNDER SURVELLANCE SINCE LAST SATURDAY. THE OBSERVERS HAVE NOW BEEN WITHDRAWN.

    THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH AFRICA, SIR HUGH STEPHENSON, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) CALLED ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN FOREIGN MINISTER, DR. MULLER, IN PRETORIA, TO EXPRESS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S CONCERN AT REPORTS OF THE INCREASING MOVEMENT OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS FROM THE REPUBLIC TO RHODESIA IN DEFIANCE OF THE OIL EMBARGO. THE EMBARGO WAS IMPOSED ON 17 DECEMBER LAST YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA40KMV3PS0L47XEPM8BMF3XQ02
    Media URN:
    VLVA40KMV3PS0L47XEPM8BMF3XQ02
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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