• Short Summary

    THE FUTURE OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA FIGURED PROMINENTLY IN THE COMMUNIQUE DRAFTED BY THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS AFTER THEIR FINAL MEETING IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

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    1.
    LV MARLBOROUGH HOUSE
    0.03

    2.
    MV MR HOLYOAKE (NZ) LEAVING
    0.08

    3.
    MV CROWD
    0.10

    4.
    MV DR HASTINGS BANDA (MALAWI) LEAVING
    0.16

    5.
    MV SIR ABUBAKER TAFAWA BALEWA (NIGERIA)
    0.22

    6.
    MV MR KENYATTA (KENYA) LEAVING
    0.30

    7.
    MLV MR NYERERE (TANGANYIKA)
    0.34

    8.
    MV DR NKRUMAH (GHANA)
    0.42

    9.
    MCU DR OBOTE (UGANDA)
    0.44

    10.
    MLV MR ALBERT MARGAI SIERRA LEONE)
    0.50

    11.
    MLV MRS BANDARANAIKE (CEYLON)
    0.52

    12.
    MV MR KENYATTA ARRIVING MARLBOROUGH HOUSE
    0.58

    13.
    LV MARLBOROUGH HOUSE
    1.04

    14.
    TILT DOWN HILTON HOTEL
    1.10

    15.
    MLV MR KENYATTA'S CAR
    1.16

    16.
    CU DAMAGED CAR
    1.22

    17.
    MV ENTRANCE TO HILTON HOTEL
    1.27

    18.
    LV MARLBOROUGH HOUSE
    1.30

    19.
    MV SECURITY GUARDS (2 SHOTS)
    1.36

    20.
    MV MR HOLYOAKE LEAVING
    1.40

    21.
    CU MR TOM MBOYA & KENYATTA (KENYA)
    1.45

    22.
    CU MR KENYATTA IN CAR
    1.51



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE FUTURE OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA FIGURED PROMINENTLY IN THE COMMUNIQUE DRAFTED BY THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS AFTER THEIR FINAL MEETING IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY). THE LEADERS AGREED THAT THEY WOULD BE UNABLE TO RECOGNISE A UNILATERAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BY SOUTHERN RHODESIA BUT ADDED THAT IT WAS THEIR VIEW THAT AN INDEPENDENCE CONFERENCE SHOULD BE CONVENED WHICH THE LEADERS OF ALL PARTIES IN SOUTHERN RHODESIA SHOULD BE FREE TO ATTEND. THE OBJECT OF SUCH A CONFERENCE THE COMMUNIQUE SAID "WOULD BE TO SEEK AGREEMENT ON THE STEPS BY WHICH SOUTHERN RHODESIA MIGHT PROCEED TO INDEPENDENCE WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH AT THE EARLIEST PRACTICABLE TIME ON THE BASIS OF MAJORITY RULE."
    ALSO DISCUSSED IN THE COMMUNIQUE WERE BRITISH GUIANA AND SOUTH AFRICA. ON THE SUBJECT OF BRITISH GUIANA THE COMMUNIQUE SAID THAT A NUMBER OF THE PRIME MINISTERS HAD EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT THE POLITICAL LEADERS IN THE COLONY WOULD "SEEK URGENTLY" A BASIS FOR COLLABORATION IN THE INTERESTS OF THEIR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN OF ALL RACES. THE PRIME MINISTERS WERE UNANIMOUS IN CALLING UPON SOUTH AFRICA TO BRING TO AN END ITS PRACTICE OF APARTHEID. SOME OF THE LEADERS FELT THAT THE ONLY EFFECTIVE MEANS OF DEALING WITH THE PROBLEM WAS THE APPLICATION OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AND AN ARMS EMBARGO.

    MR. JOMO KENYATTA, THE KENYA PRIME MINISTER WAS ONE OF THE PREMIER ATTENDING THE FINAL SESSION. EARLIER IN THE DAY HE HAD BEEN ASSAULTED BY TWO MEN WHO HAD RUSHED AT HIM AS HE LEFT HIS HOTEL TO DRIVE TO MARLBOROUGH HOUSE WHERE THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS WERE MEETING. POLICE AND SECURITY MEN FOUGHT THE ATTACKERS OFF BUT EXTRA SECURITY FORCES WERE ON DUTY AT THE MEETING IN CASE FURTHER INCIDENTS SHOULD OCCUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7BYWQLCUXOQ0FCJRA3MCEL1GQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BYWQLCUXOQ0FCJRA3MCEL1GQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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