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    MR. DENNIS HIGGS, THE BRITISH UNIVERSITY LECTURER WHO RETURNED TO HIS HOME IN LUSAKA, NORTHERN?

  • Description

    MR. DENNIS HIGGS, THE BRITISH UNIVERSITY LECTURER WHO RETURNED TO HIS HOME IN LUSAKA, NORTHERN RHODESIA ON WEDNESDAY, AFTER BEING KIDNAPPED AND TAKEN TO SOUTH AFRICA, THIS MORNING (SUNDAY) FLEW INTO LONDON AIRPORT WITH HIS WIFE AND BABY DAUGHTER. THEIR FARES WERE PAID BY THE "CHRISTIAN ACTION" CHARITABLE ORGANISATION FOUNDED BY BRITAIN'S CANON COLLINS IN 1948.

    BEFORE LEAVING LUSAKA, HE SAID HE FEARED FOR HIS SAFETY IN NORTHERN RHODESIA, AND FELT THAT FOR THE BENEFIT OF HIS FAMILY, HE SHOULD GO TO ANOTHER COUNTRY. UNTIL THE VERY LAST MOMENT BEFORE HE LEFT, THE TIGHT SECURITY NET WHICH HAS SURROUNDED HIM AND HIS FAMILY SINCE WEDNESDAY, WAS MAINTAINED.

    MR. HIGGS WAS INTERVIEWED AT LONDON AIRPORT:
    A REPORT FROM THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) INDICATED THAT THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT HAD BEGUN PROCEEDINGS TO HAVE MR. HIGGS OFFICIALLY EXTRADITED TO SOUTH AFRICA IN CONNECTION WITH HIS ALLEGED PART IN THE RECENT EXPLOSION AT THE JOHANNESBURG RAILWAY STATION.

    (MR. HIGGS OBTAINED A SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITY DEGREE AND LATER STUDIED AT CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS M.A. DEGREE. LATER HE BECAME A UNIVERSITY LECTURER IN SOUTH AFRICA BEFORE RECENTLY SETTLING IN NORTHERN RHODESIA. HE HOPES TO RETURN TO NORTHERN RHODESIA IN TIME FOR THE OPENING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA IN 1966.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5ZK99TDVE7NAPVBN12MNWJRX2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ZK99TDVE7NAPVBN12MNWJRX2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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