• Short Summary

    'Saracen' armoured cars, manned by armed police, patrolled Paarl, near Cape Town, South Africa, Nov. 10, to check further disturbances after this week's rioting over the Central Government's order to banish African trade union leader, Elizabeth Mafekeng, mother of eleven children, to a semi-desert area in the north west of Cape Province.

  • Description

    'Saracen' armoured cars, manned by armed police, patrolled Paarl, near Cape Town, South Africa, Nov. 10, to check further disturbances after this week's rioting over the Central Government's order to banish African trade union leader, Elizabeth Mafekeng, mother of eleven children, to a semi-desert area in the north west of Cape Province.

    In the riots one man died and eleven were injured. Police used fire-arms, batons, and tear gas to break up the two-day riot in which some 300 Africans pitched stones at the Whites, overturned and set fire to cars. The rioters brandished bush knives, sticks and iron bars. Police arrested over 50.

    Centre of the rioting was in Barbarossa Street, where Mrs. Mafekeng lived. Shortly after announcement of the banishment order, she disappeared - escaping to the British Protectorate of Basutoland.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5SBBMXQ6S3OJPFALHA7BG0T4W
    Media URN:
    VLVA5SBBMXQ6S3OJPFALHA7BG0T4W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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