• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT BANDA OF MALAWI, WHO IS LONDON ON HIS WAY HOME FROM THE UNITED STATES, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT NEW TACTICS WERE NEEDED TO SOLVE THE SOUTH AFRICAN APARTHEID PROBLEM.

  • Description


    GROSVENOR HOTEL; DR BANDA SPEAKING.



    "IN MY VIEW THAT BRINGS ME TO ANOTHER POINT AND THIS IS THE BOYCOTTING OF SOUTH AFRICA. YOU READ IN THE PAPERS THAT RECENTLY I SENT THREE MINISTERS TO SOUTH AFRICA. BEFORE THESE MINISTERS WENT, A NUMBER OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES SPOKE BIG, SAID THEY WOULD OPPOSE OR DENOUNCE ANYONE WHO DID. I DEFIED THEM AND SENT THREE MINISTERS TO SOUTH AFRICA. SOUTH AFRICA HAS BEEN ISOLATED, BOYCOTTED FOR YEARS NOW. SHE IS THRIVING ON BOYCOTT AND ISOLATION. IN MY VIEW, THE TIME HAS NOW COME WHEN AFRICAN STATES NORTH OF THE ZAMBEZI MUST STOP THINKING THAT THEY CAN SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF SOUTHERN AFRICA BY SHOUTS, EITHER IN ADDIS ABABA, LONDON, NEW YORK. WHEN I SAY ADDIS ABABA, LONDON, NEW YORK, I MEAN THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY, THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE, AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS. THEY MUST STOP THINKING THAT THEY CAN SOLVE BY SHOUTING AND THREATS, BECAUSE SHOUTS AND THREATS WILL NOT DEMOLISH THE WALL OF JERICHO OF APARTHEID IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. WHAT IS THE ANSWER? HAVEN'T GOT IT! I CAN'T TELL YOU. I HAVE NO READY SOLUTION TO OFFER TO THE PROBLEM. BUT WHAT I DO KNOW IS THIS. THAT YOU CAN SHOUT ALL YOU WANT. YOU CAN BOYCOTT ALL YOU WANT. YOU WON'T DEFEAT HER. THEREFORE, SO FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, WE THE AFRICAN LEADERS MUST TRY TO THINK UP SOMETHING ELSE. BLUNTLY, AFRICAN LEADERS NORTH OF THE ZAMBEZI MUST MAKE CONTACT WITH THE WHITE LEADERS SOUTH OF THE ZAMBEZI AND LIMPOPO."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRESIDENT BANDA OF MALAWI, WHO IS LONDON ON HIS WAY HOME FROM THE UNITED STATES, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT NEW TACTICS WERE NEEDED TO SOLVE THE SOUTH AFRICAN APARTHEID PROBLEM. BUT, SAID DR BANDA, HE RULED OUT FORCE AS A MEANS OF ENDING APARTHEID.

    DR BANDA TOLD THE PRESS CONFERENCE THAT THREATS AND SHOUTS WOULD NOT DEMOLISH THE WALL OF JERICHO OF APARTHEID.

    PRESIDENT BANDA TODAY CONFERRED WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON, AND TOMORROW WILL LUNCH WITH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY HERBERT BOWDEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA61VD3SC3RE85UC6SPGARV21W4
    Media URN:
    VLVA61VD3SC3RE85UC6SPGARV21W4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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