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    NEWSPAPER POSTERS AND BLACK HEADLINES OUTSIDE SOUTH AFRICA HOUSE IN LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY) PROCLAIMED THE ASSASSINATION OF DR.

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    NEWSPAPER POSTERS AND BLACK HEADLINES OUTSIDE SOUTH AFRICA HOUSE IN LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY) PROCLAIMED THE ASSASSINATION OF DR. HENDRIK VERWOERD, THE SOUTH AFRICAN PRIME MINISTER.

    OUTSIDE THE IMPOSING BUILDING IN WHICH THE SOUTH AFRICAN AMBASSADOR HAS HIS OFFICE, A WHITE WOMAN AND AN AFRICAN MAN GAVE THEIR VERY DIFFERENT REACTIONS TO THE NEWS.

    BRIGADIER B. OGUNDIPE, WHO IS LEADING THE NIGERIAN DELEGATION TO THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE NOW MEETING IN LONDON, HAD A MORE RESTRAINED COMMENT.

    A NEW PRIME MINISTER IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE ELECTED UNTIL AFTER THE FUNERAL OF DOCTOR VERWOERD, BUT TWO MEN ARE SEEN AS STRONG CANDIDATES.

    ONE IS THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE, MR. JOHN VORSTER. HE IS THE ARCHITECT OF THE SWEEPING SECURITY LAWS THAT HAVE CRUSHED ALL AFRICAN POLITICAL MOVEMENTS AND PLACED THEIR LEADERS IN RESTRICTION OR PRISON. ONE OF MR. VORSTER'S STRONGEST RIVALS IS THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT, MR. BEN SCHOEMAN. MR. SCHOEMAN IS ONE OF THE MOST SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE NATIONALIST PARTY. MEANWHILE, THE ACTING PRIME MINISTER IS DR. EBEN DONGES, THE MINISTER OF FINANCE. AT SIXTY-EIGHT HE IS THE CABINET'S MOST SENIOR MEMBER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6DILN787AZZR9WSXZKTWISAN2
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DILN787AZZR9WSXZKTWISAN2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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