Fearing demonstrations - so far not materialised - when the Devlin report was published, the Nyasaland Government invited two platoons of fully armed Northern Rhodesian police to patrol border areas in readiness to re-inforce Nyasa police.
LV. Police in camp.
LV.PAN. Police playing Karamoja.
LV. Police on patrol.
SV. Police enter jeeps.
LV. Jeeps leaving for patrol.
GV. Patrol en-route.
SV. Jeeps across bridge.
LV. Police patrol towards village.
LV. People run out to greet police.
SV. Police talk to villagers.
LV. Villagers wave to police as they leave.
SV.PAN. Police patrol into town, past ox cart.
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Background: Fearing demonstrations - so far not materialised - when the Devlin report was published, the Nyasaland Government invited two platoons of fully armed Northern Rhodesian police to patrol border areas in readiness to re-inforce Nyasa police.
In the day of publication Nyasaland was tense and uneasy. The platoons moved over the border and began a 'show the flag' tour of Nkata Bay, Deep Bay and Karonga - trouble spots during the March disturbances. They also 'visited' Lilongwe and Mzimba where they were greeted with slogans of "Kwacha" - meaning Kill - freshly chalked on public noticeboards.
Across the border at Ndola, the police patrol - 70 men, of whom five were European officers - stayed at a King's African Rifles training camp. There the troops were busily engaged in training, prepared to meet all emergencies.
The Nyasaland Government has released 650, or just half of the 1,308 Africans detained under the emergency regulations because of the March disturbances. The releases will continue where the authorities are satisfied that the individuals are no longer a threat to law and order.
Of the remainder, 134 have been convicted of Criminal offenses and are in prison. Of the 524 not serving sentences, 400 are detained in Nyasaland and 124 in Southern Rhodesia.
This last group includes Dr. Hastings Banda and other National Congress leaders lodged in Gwelo civil gaol, and 120 in Khami gaol near Bulawayo.