Sir Geoffrey Gibbs, brother of Rhodesia's Governor, Sir Humphrey Gibbs, flew from Salisbury, Rhodesia, back to London today (Wednesday).
SV ZOOM IN - Sir Goeffrey Gibbs.
SV Newsmen seated.
CU (SOF) Sir Geoffrey Gibbs as newsmen ask questions.
SV Newsmen (SILENT SHOT).
CU (SOF) Sir Geoffrey Gibbs answers questions.
TRANSCRIPT: NEWSMAN: "What is the general feeling in the business and financial world in London?"
(SEQUENCE 3): SIR GEOFFREY GIBBS: "In what sort of way?"
NEWSMAN: "Well, would you say business on the whole is against it (economic sanctions against Rhodesia) or for it?"
SIR GEOFFREY: "Well, I think they certainly hate sanctions. I mean they hate sanctions on anybody. It's never a popular thing to do but I think the average person in London thought there was no alternative but putting them on".
NEWSMAN: "Sir Geoffrey, I'm told that a daily newspaper in London this morning suggests that your brother might resign because of ill health. In your own personal knowledge is there any truth in this?"
SIR GEOFFREY: "Absolutely none".
NEWSMAN: "Johnson, Daily Mirror (London morning newspaper). Are you in a position to talk about the position of your brother?"
SIR GEOFFREY: "I'm not really, I'm afraid. Only I find him extremely well and much better that I expected. And in very good heart".
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Background: Sir Geoffrey Gibbs, brother of Rhodesia's Governor, Sir Humphrey Gibbs, flew from Salisbury, Rhodesia, back to London today (Wednesday). Sir Geoffrey has been to Rhodesia on a business trip, and has spent some time with his brother at Government House in Salisbury. Before leaving for home, Sir Geoffrey held a news conference at Government House.
At the news conference, Sir Geoffrey - who is a banker - commented on the sanctions imposed on Rhodesia, and on his brother's health.