• Short Summary

    A BID TO ASSASSINATE THE CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER, MR TSHOMBE FOILED BY SPECTATORS IN A FOOTBALL CROWD IN THE CAPITAL, LEOPOLDVILLE TODAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    A BID TO ASSASSINATE THE CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER, MR TSHOMBE FOILED BY SPECTATORS IN A FOOTBALL CROWD IN THE CAPITAL, LEOPOLDVILLE TODAY (THURSDAY).

    THREE DAYS EARLIER, MR TSHOMBE FACED PARLIAMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME, WHEN THE NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MET AFTER A TWO-YEAR RECESS.

    PRESIDENT JOSPH KASAVUBU SIGNED AND ORDER EARLY THIS MONTH CALLING THE CONGO PARLIAMENT INTO EXTRAORDINARY SESSION ON MONDAY.THE FIRST SITTING SINCE THE PRESIDENT DISMISSED A SPECIALLY - CALLED "CONSTITUTIONAL SESSION" IN LATE SEPTEMBER, 1963.

    ONE PROBLEM PARLIAMENT IS FACING IS HOW TO RALLY THE ECONOMY OF THE CONGO, WHICH, EXPERTS SAY, COULD FACE A NEW PERIOD O INFLATION ARISING FROM HEAVY OVER-SPENDING BY NATIONAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS.IN ADDITION, RIVALRY FOR HEAD OF STAFF BETWEEN MR KASAVUBU AND MR TSHOMBE IS A BACKGROUND ISSUE, AS A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION LOOMS.

    TODAY'S ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON MR TSHOMBE TOOK PLACE AFTER AN INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL MATCH BETWEEN THE CONGO AND LIBERIA.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PRIME MINISTER SAID THAT AS MR TSHOMBE CAR WAS LEAVING THE KING BAUDOUIN STADIUM, TWO CONGOLESE COCKED REVOLVERS READY TO SHOOT.

    THEY WERE GRABBED BY PEOPLE IN THE CROWD, WHO TURNED THEM OVER TO POLICE.THE MEN, IDENTIFICATION AS ANDRE KAMINA AND CHARLES FINDU, BOTH FROM THE LOWER CONGO REGION.

    THE SPOKESMAN SAID THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THEY WERE INVOLVED IN A PLOT TO KILL OTHER CONGOLESE POLITICIANS, INCLUDING FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT, MR ISAAC KALONJI - SECRETARY GENERAL OF MR TSHOMBE'S CONACO PARTY - AND HEALTH MINISTER, MR ANDRE LUBAYA.

    THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT WAS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF INCIDENTS DIRECTED AGAINST MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND ASSOCIATES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4ZIDKMWW15CHIPPLWOJX3CZJM
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ZIDKMWW15CHIPPLWOJX3CZJM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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