• Short Summary

    WHILE RHODESIAN TRIBAL CHIEFS HAVE BEEN MEETING NEAR SALISBURY IN THE PAST SIX DAYS, SECURITY MEASURES HAVE BEEN ENFORCED TO KEEP OUT UNAUTHORISED PERSONS.

  • Description

    WHILE RHODESIAN TRIBAL CHIEFS HAVE BEEN MEETING NEAR SALISBURY IN THE PAST SIX DAYS, SECURITY MEASURES HAVE BEEN ENFORCED TO KEEP OUT UNAUTHORISED PERSONS. ABOUT 622 CHIEFS HAVE BEEN HAVING THEIR SECRET MEETING AT DOMBOSHAWA, SOME 30 MILES FROM SALISBURY, TO DECIDE WHETHER THEY WANT INDEPENDENCE FOR THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF RHODESIA UNDER THE PRESENT CONSTITUTION. THIS PROVIDES FOR A GOVERNMENT STRONGLY DOMINATED BY WHITES.

    POLICE HAVE KEPT UP A CONSTANT PATROL OF THE FRINGES OF THE CONFERENCE AREA, WHICH IS RINGED WITH BARBED WIRE. MEANWHILE, LIFE IN SALISBURY - THE CAPITAL - AND OTHER AREAS OF RHODESIA HAS GONE ON MUCH AS BEFORE. THE DECISION OF THE CHIEFS IS EXPECTED TO BE FOLLOWED BY A REFERENDUM ON THE 5TH OF NEXT MONTH WHEN 100,000 VOTERS - 90,000 OF THEM WHITE - WILL BE ASKED IF THEY WANT INDEPENDENCE UNDER THE PRESENT CONSTITUTION. HOWEVER, THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS INSISTED THAT AFRICAN OPINION BE CONSULTED BEFORE IT ANSWERS THE PLEA BY RHODESIA FOR GRANTING INDEPENDENCE.

    (IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE TRIBAL CHIEFS ARE UNANIMOUS THAT RHODESIA SHOULD RECEIVE ITS INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITAIN UNDER THE PRESENT CONSTITUTION, A LEADING CHIEF IS REPORTED TO HAVE TOLD THE GOVERNMENT TODAY - MONDAY. OTHER CHIEFS ARE NOW SPEAKING AT THE MEETING AND A FORMAL VOTE WILL BE TAKEN LATER. A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID SEVERAL NEWS CORRESPONDENTS, BUT NO PRESS OR TELEVISION CAMERAMEN, ARE EXPECTED TO BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE FINAL MEETING.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA72S2R9EURP701X01NELXAAK0H
    Media URN:
    VLVA72S2R9EURP701X01NELXAAK0H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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