A leading African Nationalist was killed on Thursday (27 May) when his car ran over a landmine laid by African nationalist guerrillas.
SV armed patrol along streets and stopping at scene of landmine explosion (2 shots)
SV troops out of truck and surveying area (2 shots)
SV and CU soldier guarding site (3 shots)
CU wreckage of vehicle PAN UP TO remains of car in background
CU pair of shoes among wreckage
SV troops circling landmine site
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Background: A leading African Nationalist was killed on Thursday (27 May) when his car ran over a landmine laid by African nationalist guerrillas. The wife of the man lost a leg and an eye and another passenger, in the car suffered minor injuries.
The dead man, a Mr. Kanoyangwa, was driving along a dirt road about 10 miles (15 kms) from Mtoko, in Northern Rhodesia, when the car hit the mine. It was the fourth vehicle to be blown up by a land mine in the area in a month.
A Rhodesian army helicopter flew the injured woman and man to the army hospital at Mtoko.
It wasn't until later that the security forces found out she was the wife-of a prominent supporter of the Muzorewa faction of the Nationalists.
Meanwhile the Rhodesian government has confirmed that a nationalist guerrilla was killed when security forces clashed with a force guerrillas only 30 miles (50 kms) north east of Salisbury earlier that week.