• Short Summary

    Five thousand African squatters have been told that their shanty dwellings in Harare Township -- two miles from the centre of Salisbury -- are to be demolished.

  • Description

    Five thousand African squatters have been told that their shanty dwellings in Harare Township -- two miles from the centre of Salisbury -- are to be demolished.

    Under Rhodesian law, only employed persons can stay in the city. The authorities claim also that they pose a health threat.

    The first phase of the demolition was completed on Tuesday (April 4th) and was due to be finished the next day.

    Many of the shanty-dwellers are wives and children of men living in single rooms on the adjoining official township.

    A. B.B.C team filmed the area before the demolition had begun. A reporter comments throughout. We provide an alternative commentary overleaf.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA74M2MCQ2PI3XBU8LYV365Q1L5
    Media URN:
    VLVA74M2MCQ2PI3XBU8LYV365Q1L5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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