• Short Summary

    MISS JUDITH TODD, THE 22-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF THE FORMER RHODESIAN PREMIER, MR. GARFIELD TODD, LEFT?

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    MISS JUDITH TODD, THE 22-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF THE FORMER RHODESIAN PREMIER, MR. GARFIELD TODD, LEFT LONDON TONIGHT (MONDAY) BY AIR FOR SALISBURY, AFTER ASKING THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT FOR PROTECTION IF SHE IS ARRESTED WHEN SHE ARRIVES IN RHODESIA.

    MR. GARFIELD TODD IS AT PRESENT UNDER RESTRICTION AND IS CONFINED TO HIS FARM.

    MISS TODD'S DECISION TO RETURN HOME HAS NOT BEEN WELCOMED BY SOME CIRCLES IN RHODESIA. AN AIDE TO THE GOVERNOR, SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS, HAS SAID MISS TODD'S RETURN AT THIS MOMENT IS UNFORTUNATE. HE SAID THE MOVE APPEARED CALCULATED TO CAUSE TROUBLE AND WOULD DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD.

    MISS TODD HAS REPEATEDLY CALLED UPON THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO SEND TROOPS TO RHODESIA TO ASSUME POWER THERE AND PROTECT THE RHODESIAN PEOPLE.

    MISS TODD CAME TO BRITAIN TO TAKE PART IN A UNIVERSITY TEACH-IN ON RHODESIA AT EDINBURGH. SHE REPLACED HER FATHER WHO WAS BANNED FROM LEAVING HIS FARM ON THE EVE OF HIS DEPARTURE, FOR THE TEACH-IN.

    SHE HAS SAID THAT SHE IS LIABLE TO UP TO 20 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR HAVING SPOKEN AGAINST THE REBEL GOVERNMENT.

    SHORTLY BEFORE HER DEPARTURE MISS TODD SAID SHE HAD RELIABLE EVIDENCE THAT MR. JOSHUA NKOMO, THE AFRICAN NATIONALIST LEADER ALSO IN RESTRICTION, HAD BEEN SAVAGELY BEATEN BY RHODESIAN POLICE AFTER HE HAD MET THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. WILSON, IN SALISBURY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5V3FV3S4EK78TEVMLLYDC196I
    Media URN:
    VLVA5V3FV3S4EK78TEVMLLYDC196I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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