• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KAMUZA BANDA OF MALAWI ON WEDNESDAY (18 DECEMBER) DECORATED TWO SOLDIERS AND THREE POLICEMEN FOR THEIR ACTIONS DURING AN ABORTIVE INVASION ATTEMPT LED BY FORMER CABINET MINISTER LAST YEAR.

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    PRESIDENT KAMUZA BANDA OF MALAWI ON WEDNESDAY (18 DECEMBER) DECORATED TWO SOLDIERS AND THREE POLICEMEN FOR THEIR ACTIONS DURING AN ABORTIVE INVASION ATTEMPT LED BY FORMER CABINET MINISTER LAST YEAR. THE INVESTITURE, MALAWI'S FIRST, AT STATE HOUSE IN ZOMBA, WAS ATTENDED BY CABINET MINISTERS AND SENIOR ARMY AND POLICE OFFICERS.

    COMPANY SGT MAJOR MANFRED ALEXANDER NDACHE, WHO FIRED THE SHOT WHICH KILLED FORMER HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER YATUTA CHISISA WHEN HE ENTERED MALAWI FROM MOZAMBIQUE WITH A BAND OF 17 REBEL SUPPORTERS, WAS AWARDED THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWI MEDAL. C.A.M. NDACHE IS 40.

    ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT JAMES ADAMU CHIKWENGA RECEIVED THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWI MEDAL FOR HIS PART IN THE CAPTURE OF SEVERAL REBEL SUPPORTERS IN THE FORT JOHNSTON AREA WHILE HE WAS ON SPECIAL BRANCH DUTIES.

    ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT JOHN JAMESON SINGO, WHO FIRST ??? SECURITY FORCES TO THE REBELS' PRESENCE, WAS MADE A MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE LION OF MALAWI.

    DETECTIVE SUB-INSPECTOR ISAAC CHIWETA, WHO WAS WITH MR SINGO WHEN THEY CAME ACROSS THE REBELS, WAS AWARDED THE MEDAL OF THE ORDER OF THE LION OF MALAWI. THE CITATION SAID THAT HE SHOWED COMMENDABLE COURAGE AND INTELLIGENCE ALTHOUGH HELD AT GUN POINT AND THREATENED WITH DEATH.

    THE PRESIDENTIAL CITATION WAS AWARDED TO CORPORAL FREDERICK KANDUMA. THE OFFICIAL CITATION SAID THAT WITH DISREGARD FOR HIS PERSONAL SAFETY HE ENTERED A HOUSE WHERE THE REBELS WERE KNOWN TO BE HIDING, AND CALLED UPON THEM TO GIVE THEMSELVES UP.

    (OF THE SIX CABINET MINISTERS WHO ??? INTO EXILE IN THE GOVERNMENT CRISIS OF SEPTEMBER 1964, ONLY FOUR ARE NOW STILL ALIVE. A FIFTH DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT IN ZAMBIA LAST MONTH).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA63ZGR7KQS9PIXEJ1CITK8U3BK
    Media URN:
    VLVA63ZGR7KQS9PIXEJ1CITK8U3BK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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