• Short Summary

    The South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) on Friday (August 9) introduced newsmen in Lusaka, Zambia, to an old man whom they said was the sole survivor of a village massacre by South African troops.

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    The South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) on Friday (August 9) introduced newsmen in Lusaka, Zambia, to an old man whom they said was the sole survivor of a village massacre by South African troops.

    SWAPO told the newsmen that 75-year-old Aaron Haingula ran away when his village in Namibia (South West Africa) was surrounded by 200 soldiers in September last year. It was claimed 105 men, women and children were killed in the attack.

    Haingula told the journalists he was later captured and tortured by the South African soldiers. He showed his wounds, which included cuts over his body and a damaged eye.

    The SWARO spokesman said the South African authorities had denied that the massacre took place. The spokesman refused to name the village.

    At the same conference, SWAPO produced other africans whom they claim have recently escaped from Namibia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7GAIUXUWJNFBY2V278TBHSDMW
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GAIUXUWJNFBY2V278TBHSDMW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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