• Short Summary

    THE INAUGURAL CONGRESS OF RHODESIA'S ONLY OPPOSITION PARTY, THE MULTIRACIAL CENTRE PARTY, OPENED YESTERDAY IN SALISBURY.

  • Description

    THE INAUGURAL CONGRESS OF RHODESIA'S ONLY OPPOSITION PARTY, THE MULTIRACIAL CENTRE PARTY, OPENED YESTERDAY IN SALISBURY. ITS LEADER MR. PAT BASHFORD DEFINED HIS POLICY ON RHODESIA'S MULTIRACIAL FUTURE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS OPENING SPEECH.

    THE CONGRESS OPENED AS THE GOVERNMENT WAS PREPARING LEGISLATION FOR A REFERENDUM ON THE RE-DRAFTED NEW CONSTITUTION WHICH WOULD CREATE A FORM OF POLITICAL APARTHEID ON RHODESIA.

    FORMED SEVEN MONTHS AGO, THE CENTRE MULTIRACIAL PARTY HAS BEEN CAMPAIGNING FOR ACCEPTANCE OF A SETTLEMENT OF THE THREE YEAR OLD INDEPENDENCE ISSUE WITH BRITAIN ON THE TERMS LAID DOWN AT THE H.M.S. FEARLESS TALKS LAST OCTOBER.

    THE PARTY IS MADE UP LARGELY OF WHITE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL MEN AND WOMEN AND HAS A GOOD FOLLOWING AMONG EDUCATED MIDDLE-CLASS AFRICANS.

    MR. BASHFORD WARNED THE CONGRESS THAT WHITE SUPREMISTS WERE WELL ON THEIR WAY TO TALKING CONTROL OF THE RULING RHODESIAN FRONT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5RHLA580OA6359XVNIAGVVNAS
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RHLA580OA6359XVNIAGVVNAS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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