• Short Summary

    JOHN HARRIS, 27-YEAR-OLD WHITE TEACHER AND FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NON-RACIAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, WAS CHARGED IN PRETORIA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WITH MURDER, WITH CAUSING A BOMB EXPLOSION AT JOHANNESBURG RAILWAY STATION ON JULY 24, AND WITH SABOTAGE.

  • Description

    JOHN HARRIS, 27-YEAR-OLD WHITE TEACHER AND FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NON-RACIAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, WAS CHARGED IN PRETORIA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WITH MURDER, WITH CAUSING A BOMB EXPLOSION AT JOHANNESBURG RAILWAY STATION ON JULY 24, AND WITH SABOTAGE.

    THE COURT LATER ADJOURNED HARRIS' CASE FOR ONE WEEK SO THAT APPLICATION COULD BE MADE FOR HIM TO BE EXAMINED BY A PSYCHIATRIST.

    ON BEHALF OF THE STATE IT WAS SAID THE MURDER CHARGE RELATED TO "THE MURDER OF AN ELDERLY LADY."
    (MRS. ETHEL RHYS, AGED 77, DIED IN HOSPITAL LAST MONTH FROM INJURIES SUFFERED WHEN A TIME-BOMB IN A SUIT-CASE EXPLODED CLOSE BESIDE HER AT JOHANNESBURG RAILWAY STATION DURING THE EVENING RUSH-HOUR ON JULY 24. MORE THAN 20 PEOPLE, INCLUDING MRS. RHYS' GRAND-DAUGHTER GLYNIS BURLEIGH, AGED 12, WERE INJURED BY THE EXPLOSION, SIX OF THEM SERIOUSLY.)
    (HARRIS WAS DETAINED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SECURITY BRANCH OFFICERS ON THE NIGHT OF THE STATION EXPLOSION.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA62T3ZPB7Z2YG1I0I2WZ3R10DF
    Media URN:
    VLVA62T3ZPB7Z2YG1I0I2WZ3R10DF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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