• Short Summary

    IN MBABANE, IN THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF SWAZILAND, POLICE IN MBABANE, IN THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF SWAZILAND, POLICE HAVE BROKEN UP DEMONSTRATIONS TODAY ( SATURDAY) AS THE GENERAL STRIKE, WHICH HAS PARALYSED THE COUNTRY FOR THE PAST FIVE DAYS, CONTINUES.

  • Description

    IN MBABANE, IN THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF SWAZILAND, POLICE IN MBABANE, IN THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF SWAZILAND, POLICE HAVE BROKEN UP DEMONSTRATIONS TODAY ( SATURDAY) AS THE GENERAL STRIKE, WHICH HAS PARALYSED THE COUNTRY FOR THE PAST FIVE DAYS, CONTINUES.

    LAST THURSDAY A RHODESIAN ROYAL AIR FORCE DAKOTA AIRCRAFT ARRIVED AT MATSAPA AIRPORT.IT BROUGHT LIEUTENANT-COLONEL R.C.NAPIER OF THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS WHO HAD FLOWN FROM NAIROBI TO SUPERVISE THE ARRIVAL OF BRITISH TROOPS FROM KENYA.SEVEN HUNDRED TROOPS WERE TO BE FLOWN IN TO PREVENT ANY FURTHER OUTBREAKS OF VIOLENCE.

    POLICE IN THE PROTECTORATE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF CLASHES WITH DEMONSTRATORS, INCLUDING SOME AT THE MALANDALAHLA TOWNSHIP ABOUT A MILE ( TWO KM ) FROM THE HAVELOCK ASBESTOS MINES WHERE MINERS HAVE BEEN ON STRIKE FOR THREE WEEKS FOR A BASIC WAGE OF GBPI STERLING A DAY.IT WAS THE STOPPAGE AT THIS MINE THAT BEGAN THE PRESENT TROUBLE IN THE COUNTRY.

    ON FRIDAY PREPARATIONS FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE TROOPS WERE COMPLETE.THE GIANT BEVERLEY TRANSPORTS BEGAN TAXING IN.THEY BROUGHT THE FIRST TWO HUNDRED TROOPS FROM THE STRATEGIC RESERVE IN KENYA.THE PLANES HAD BEEN DELAYED IN RHODESIA DUE TO FOG.

    FIVE HUNDRED MORE TROOPS ARE DUE TO ARRIVE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.REPORTS FROM THE AREA SAY THE TROOPS WILL DO MUCH TO CALM THE FEARS OF THE WHITE SETTLERS IN THE PREDOMINANTLY AFRICAN POPULATION.

    SPECIAL MEASURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO CURB DEMONSTRATIONS AND TO CONTROL POSSESSION OF WEAPONS.UNDER NEW LEGISLATION STRIKES CAN BE DECLARED ILLEGAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5ASAMFVSS5LITKZBJIGFKFJF9
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ASAMFVSS5LITKZBJIGFKFJF9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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