• Short Summary

    IN LESOTHO, THE PRIME MINISTER, CHIEF LEABUA JONATHAN ATTENDED THE FUNERAL OF A SHOT POLICE OFFICER AND IN A SPEECH AT THE GRAVESIDE CRITICISED THE KING FOR ENGAGING IN POLITICS.

  • Description

    IN LESOTHO, THE PRIME MINISTER, CHIEF LEABUA JONATHAN ATTENDED THE FUNERAL OF A SHOT POLICE OFFICER AND IN A SPEECH AT THE GRAVESIDE CRITICISED THE KING FOR ENGAGING IN POLITICS.

    THE KING, MOSHOESHOE THE SECOND, IS STILL UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN MASERU, THE CAPITAL. UNDER TRIBAL LAW, CHIEF JONATHAN AND 22 OTHER CHIEFS HAVE POWER TO DETHRONE THE YOUNG MONARCH.

    THE DETENTION FOLLOWS THE KING'S DEMAND FOR WIDER POWERS. THIS CAME TO A HEAD ON WEDNESDAY AFTER RIOTING AT A RALLY HE WAS TO HAVE ADDRESSED IN DEFIANCE OF THE GOVERNMENT. SEVEN OTHER PEOPLE DIED IN THE RIOTING.

    AFTER PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE POLICE OFFICER SHOT IN THE RIOT, CHIEF JONATHAN TOLD 1,000 PEOPLE AT THE BURIAL SERVICE:
    LESOTHO, THE FORMER BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF BASUTOLAND SURROUNDED BY SOUTH AFRICA, IS REPORTED CALM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA57HU4ZGRNSWMWSLQC6U5OT19P
    Media URN:
    VLVA57HU4ZGRNSWMWSLQC6U5OT19P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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