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    MRS.TSHOMBE, THE WIFE OF THE PRESIDENT OF KATANGA PROVINCE IN THE CONGO, FLEW TO BRUSSELS,?

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    MRS.TSHOMBE, THE WIFE OF THE PRESIDENT OF KATANGA PROVINCE IN THE CONGO, FLEW TO BRUSSELS, THE CAPITAL OF BELGIUM YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WITH MEMBERS OF HER FAMILY.MEANWHILE, IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT PRESIDENT TSHOMBE HAS RETURNED TO HIS CAPITAL, ELISABETHVILLE, WHICH WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE UNITED NATIONS A WEEK AGO.

    REPORTS FROM SALISBURY, SOUTHERN RHODESIA, SUGGESTED THAT MRS.TSHOMBE MAY HAVE FLOWN TO EUROPE TO PREPARE A HOME IN EXILE FOR HER HUSBAND SHOULD HE NOT RETURN TO A POSITION OF POWER IN KATANGA.

    SHE LEFT NDOLA HOSPITAL, NORTHERN RHODESIA, AT THE WEEKEND AND WENT TO A HOTEL.LATER SHE TOOK A PLANE FOR SALISBURY, WHERE SHE BOARDED ANOTHER FOR ROME, AND LATER CHANGED PLANES FOR BRUSSELS.

    MRS.TSHOMBE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY 15 YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER MARIE JEANNE, AND BABY CHANTAL.MRS.YAV OSIMBA, WIFE OF KATANGA'S DEFENCE MINISTER, AND HER TWO CHILDREN, ALSO MADE THE TRIP WITH MRS.TSHOMBE.

    (MR.TSHOMBE AND HIS MINISTERS LEFT ELISABETHVILLE ON DECEMBER 29 AFTER THE FIGHTING BROKE OUT BETWEEN HIS FORCES AND THE UNITED NATIONS.BRITAIN, BELGIUM AND THE UNITED STATES HAVE ALL SINCE URGED PRESIDENT TSHOMBE TO RETURN TO HIS CAPITAL AND TO IMPLEMENT THE REUNIFICATION PLAN FOR THE CONGO.

    DIPLOMATS IN ELISABETHVILLE SAID TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT IF MR.TSHOMBE FAILED TO RETURN THERE FOR IMMEDIATE TALKS WITH UNITED NATIONS OFFICIALS, HIS CHANCES OF CONTINUING IN POWER AS LEADER OF A KATANGA GOVERNMENT WOULD BE "VERY SLIM INDEED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4QLIZ20MBENG8ZKKIDKDAWFEN
    Media URN:
    VLVA4QLIZ20MBENG8ZKKIDKDAWFEN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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