• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, WHITE, COLOURED AND AFRICA, JAMMED THE ROAD OUTSIDE THE SMALL WHITEWASHED ANGLICAN CHURCH OF ST.

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    CROWD OUTSIDE CHURCH; MRS BLAISERG AND MRS HAUPT ARRIVE; DR. BARNARD; COFFIN OUT OF CHURCH; HEARSE ARRIVES AT CEMETERY; MRS HAUPT AND DR. BARNARD; COFFIN CARRIED AND LOWERED INTO GRAVE; PRIEST.




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    Background: THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, WHITE, COLOURED AND AFRICA, JAMMED THE ROAD OUTSIDE THE SMALL WHITEWASHED ANGLICAN CHURCH OF ST. LUKES IN CAPE TOWN ON SATURDAY (6 JANUARY) FOR THE FUNERAL OF THE COLOURED HEART DONOR CLIVE HAUPT.

    INSIDE ABOUT 600 PEOPLE, INCLUDING MRS EILEEN BLAIBERG, WIFE OF THE MAN BEING KEPT ALIVE MR. HAUPT'S HEART, AND DR. CHRIS BARNARD AND OTHER MEMBERS OF HIS SURGICAL TEAM, WERE GATHERED TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE DEAD MAN.

    WEARING DARK GLASSES AND A BLACK MANTILLA MRS BLAIBERG SAT IN A PEW IN THE PACKED CHURCH ACROSS THE AISLES FROM MRS DOROTHY HAUPT, THE 24-YEAR-OLD DONOR'S WIDOW.

    BEFORE THE FUNERAL BEGAN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, MOSTLY COLOURED FILED PAST DR. HAUPT'S OPEN COFFIN.

    JOURNALISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS, WHO HAVE BEEN STRONGLY CRITICISED LOCALLY FOR THEIR BEHAVIOUR IN COVERING THE BLAIBERG OPERATION, WERE AGAIN OUT IN FORCE.

    MR. HAUPT WAS STRUCK DOWN BY A BRAIN HAEMORRHAGE WHILE ON A NEW YEAR'S DAY PICNIC WITH HIS WIFE AND RELATIVES AT THE BEACH NEAR CAPE TOWN. MOMENTS BEFORE HE COLLAPSED ON THE SAND HE HAD BEEN PLAYING RUGBY.

    IT WAS HIS MOTHER WHO GAVE PERMISSION FOR HIS HEART TOO BE REMOVED AND GIVEN TO DR. PHILIP BLAINBERG, A 58-YEAR-OLD RETIRED DENTIST.

    MR. HAUPT OPERATED A KNITTING MACHINE AT A TEXTILE FACTORY IN THE CAPE TOWN INDUSTRIAL SUBURB OF PAROW. HE AND HIS WIFE, MARRIED ONLY THREE MONTHS AGO, LIVED IN A SMALL ONE-STOREY HOUSE IN ONE OF THE CITY'S WORKING CLASS DISTRICTS.

    LATEST REPORTS ON DR. BLAIBERG SAY HIS CONDITION IS STILL VERY GOOD. YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) HE SAW HIS WIFE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE TRANSPLANT OPERATION SIX DAYS AGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4BBB7WNF80ZNQD8F14S2L159I
    Media URN:
    VLVA4BBB7WNF80ZNQD8F14S2L159I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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