• Short Summary

    THREE CONVICTED WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS SENTENCED TO HOUSE-ARREST ESCAPED TO BECHUANALAND ON WEDNESDAY. THEY ARE?

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    THREE CONVICTED WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS SENTENCED TO HOUSE-ARREST ESCAPED TO BECHUANALAND ON WEDNESDAY. THEY ARE MICHAEL HARMEL, JACK HODGSON AND HIS WIFE, RICA.

    THE MANAGER OF THE LOBATSI HOTEL SAID THAT THE HODGSONS AND MR. HARMEL ARRIVED ABOUT LUNCHTIME IN A SMALL CAR. THEY TOOK A FLAT NEAR THE HOTEL AND ARE HAVING THEIR MEALS THERE BUT GAVE NO INDICATION HOW LONG THEY INTEND REMAINING.

    WALKING THROUGH LOBATSI AFTER THEIR ARRIVAL THEY ENJOYED UNFAMILIAR FREEDOM LOOKING IN SHOPS, WHERE MRS. RICA HODGSON TRIED ON A HAT. THEY GAVE OUR REPORTER THE REASON FOR LEAVING SOUTH AFRICA:
    (LAST NOVEMBER MR. HODGSON AND MR MICHAEL HARMEL WERE SERVED NOTICES FORBIDDING THEM TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES FOR FIVE YEARS. THEY WERE FORBIDDEN TO GO TO WORK, RECEIVE VISITORS - EXCEPT DOCTORS AND MINISTERS OF RELIGION. MR HODGSON'S WIFE WAS PLACED UNDER A 12-HOUR HOUSE-ARREST ORDER, ITS OBJECT, - LIKE THAT PLACED ON HER HUSBAND - WAS TO PREVENT HER MIXING WITH POLITICAL UNDESIRABLES. ON 29 APRIL THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT PASSED A NEW SECURITY BILL WHICH EMPOWERS THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE TO KEEP IN PRISON PERSONS CONVICTED OF CRIMES AGAINST THE STATE ALTHOUGH THEIR SENTENCED HAVE EXPIRED.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VFY3RBHQHNB9QXLBILRGHBTD
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VFY3RBHQHNB9QXLBILRGHBTD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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