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    DR. VERWOERD, PRIME MINISTER OF SOUTH AFRICA, TOLD A NATIONALIST PARTY RALLY AT STANDERTON, SEPT.?

  • Description

    DR. VERWOERD, PRIME MINISTER OF SOUTH AFRICA, TOLD A NATIONALIST PARTY RALLY AT STANDERTON, SEPT. 30 THAT THE "WHITES" WERE IN SOUTH AFRICA TO ACT AS A FOOTHOLD FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD WHO WERE ALLOWING THEMSELVES TO BE INTIMIDATED BY THE NON-WHITE STATES FOR FEAR THEY WOULD JOIN THE COMMUNISTS.

    HE ALSO SAID THE NATIONALIST PARTY - OF WHICH HE IS THE LEADER - BELIEVED IN PARTITION AND SELF-PRESERVATION FOR THE WHITES. ANY OTHER PLAN HE FELT WOULD ONLY LEAD TO THE WHITE MEN LOSING ALL CONTROL. THERE WAS ONLY ONE WAY TO A SOLUTION, HE SAID, AND THAT WAS TO DIVIDE THE ROADS OF THE WHITES, THE COLOUREDS, THE INDIANS AND THE NATIVES. THERE MIGHT BE DANGERS IN SEGREGATION, HE WENT ON, BUT IT WAS AT LEAST SAFER THAN A MIXED STATE.

    IT WAS ANNOUNCED FROM BLOEMFONTEIN OCT 1 THAT MR. DAVID PRATT - THE FARMER CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTING TO ASSASSINATE DR. VERWOERD AT A JOHANNESBURG AGRICULTURAL SHOW LAST APRIL - HAS HANGED HIMSELF AT A MENTAL INSTITUTION THERE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6H5T66RYI70BS12FECUUAZJBN
    Media URN:
    VLVA6H5T66RYI70BS12FECUUAZJBN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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