• Short Summary

    THE STREETS OF ZOMBA, CAPITAL OF MALAWI, ARE QUIET AFTER RIOTING LAST WEEKEND, DURING WHICH A NUMBER OF SHOPS WERE LOOTED, CARS BURNT AND THE MALAWI CONGRESS HEADQUARTERS RAZED TO THE GROUND.

  • Description

    THE STREETS OF ZOMBA, CAPITAL OF MALAWI, ARE QUIET AFTER RIOTING LAST WEEKEND, DURING WHICH A NUMBER OF SHOPS WERE LOOTED, CARS BURNT AND THE MALAWI CONGRESS HEADQUARTERS RAZED TO THE GROUND.

    THE RIOTING IS BEING ATTRIBUTED TO A YOUTH GROUP KNOWN AS THE "YOUNG PIONEERS" - WHO ARE LOYAL TO THE PRIME MINISTERS, DR. HASTING BANDA.

    A CAR WHICH WAS BURNT OUT DURING THE DISTURBANCES WAS IDENTIFIED AS BELONGING TO A FORMER MINISTER OF JUSTICE, MR. ORTON CHIRWA, WHO IS BELIEVED TO HAVE FLED INTO BUSH - COVERED COUNTRY NEAR THE CAPITAL.

    GOVERNMENT WORKERS REMAIN AWAY FROM WORK. THEIR LEADERS HAVE STRESSED THAT THEIR MEMBERS ARE NOT ON STRIKE BUT ARE STAYING HOME TO PROTECT THEIR PROPERTY AND FAMILIES FROM ATTACKS BY THE YOUTHS.

    THE CONGRESS HEADQUARTERS WERE BURNED TO THE GROUND ON MONDAY - AT THE HEIGHT OF THE DISTURBANCES. AT THE SAME TIME A RECENTLY APPOINTED MINISTER, MR. G.C. CHAKUAMBA, MINISTER OF COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, WAS STONED BY A CROWD AND TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.

    (DR. BANDA MEANWHILE IS ON A FIFTEEN-DAY PROVINCIAL TOUR DEFENDING HIS POLICIES. IT WAS THESE POLICIES THAT LED TO A DRAMATIC RESHUFFLE OF DR. BANDA'S CABINET AND THE DISMISSAL OF MEN DR. BANDA ALLEGED WOULD HAVE MURDERED HIM IN COLD BLOOD IF THEY WERE GIVEN THE CHANCE.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA42FH0FDE93UP4BVMPSNADKXUH
    Media URN:
    VLVA42FH0FDE93UP4BVMPSNADKXUH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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