The three young children of the late Congolese ex-Premier Patrice Lumumba - Julienne, aged 5, Patrice, aged 7, and nine-year-old Francois - arrived at a banana plantation just outside Cairo, Feb 24, to spend the weekend with Egyptian friends.
MV Francois mounts donkey.
MV Francois with brother Patrice in b/g on another donkey.
SV The boys move off with other children etc.
SCU Julienne surrounded by Mrs Ishac and friends.
MV Patrice passes on donkey.
MV Julienne dances with little friend.
SV PAN..Francois rides.
CU Julienne on balcony with banana.
MV PAN..Francois and friend ride.
MV Patrice at banana tree.
SV Patrice at small stream.
MV Moves away from stream.
SCU Julienne with adults - fondled.
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Background: The three young children of the late Congolese ex-Premier Patrice Lumumba - Julienne, aged 5, Patrice, aged 7, and nine-year-old Francois - arrived at a banana plantation just outside Cairo, Feb 24, to spend the weekend with Egyptian friends.
This exclusive film from our cameraman shows the two boys thoroughly enjoying themselves riding donkeys through the banana trees. Francois looked quite professional in cowboy clothes and toy gun. Small sister Julienne was content to eat bananas - and watch from a distance.
They were taken to the plantation by Mrs Aziz Ishac, wife of the present United Arab Republic Consul in the Sudan. The farm belongs to Mrs Gazbeya Sidky, a well known Egyptian authoress who has cared for the children since they arrived from the Congo Republic.
Patrice and Francois attend a French school in Cairo - the "Lycee Francais" - and little Julienne is in a nursery class. They board at a children's home in the Zamalek district.
News of their father's death was broken to the children a few days after it was reported from Katanga Feb 13. Their mother - domiciled in Leopoldville - was granted permission to see them and she is expected in Cairo in March.
During the autumn of last year, Lumumba's four-year-old daughter died in Geneva and her body was brought home for burial in Stanleyville. The deposed Premier, who was then a virtual prisoner at his residence in Leopoldville, asked permission to attend the funeral but was refused.