On arrival at London airport, Sept 13, Dr. Ambrose Reeves, the Bishop of Johannesburg, was?
LV Plane arrives London airport.
SV Press photographers.
SV Dr. Reeves down gangway and poses for press.
SV Dr. Reeves leaves airport coach and is greeted by wife.
LV Dr. Reeves and wife walk to press lounge.
CU Dr. Reeves talks. (SOF) "In the Anglican Church .." ENDS "..gospel of Jesus Christ."
SV Reporters make notes.
SCU Dr. Reeves talks (SOF) "I have just received.." ENDS "..clearly illegal."
TRANSCRIPTS: SEQ. 7 & 9: Dr. Reeves: "In the Anglican Church one of the things that a Bishop is charged to do is to banish erroneous teachings and I am convinced that apartheid is erroneous teaching and it is from that which I have always taken my stand through the eleven years that I have been there, because I believe it is an affront to the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have just received a cable from Johannesburg which says lawyers advise your summary expulsion clearly illegal."
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Background: On arrival at London airport, Sept 13, Dr. Ambrose Reeves, the Bishop of Johannesburg, was greeted by his wife and battery of newsmen. Dr. Reeves said he had no idea why he was deported from South Africa Sept 12, two days after he arrived back from England. The document he was shown by the police stated that in the interest of the public he should leave the country. He stated that by "blatant lying" he was prevented from seeing his lawyers, and had not been given time to put his affairs in order.
Sixty-year-old Dr. Reeves is one of the most outspoken critics of the South African Nationalist Government's policy of apartheid. In 1949 he became Bishop of Johannesburg. He fled to Britain in March this year after the Sharpeville shooting incident as he feared he would be arrested. In a statement to the press the Bishop said.