• Short Summary

    A 'TIME CAPSULE' WITH COINS, A SCROLL, AND A CURRENT NEWSPAPER SEALED INTO IT WAS BURIED IN THE FOUNDATIONS OF A NEW MUNICIPAL CIVIC CENTRE IN LUANSHYA ON THE ZAMBIAN COPPERBELT ON SATURDAY (3 SEPTEMBER).

  • Description

    A 'TIME CAPSULE' WITH COINS, A SCROLL, AND A CURRENT NEWSPAPER SEALED INTO IT WAS BURIED IN THE FOUNDATIONS OF A NEW MUNICIPAL CIVIC CENTRE IN LUANSHYA ON THE ZAMBIAN COPPERBELT ON SATURDAY (3 SEPTEMBER).

    MR. SIKOTA WINA, THE MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND HOUSING, SAW THE CAPSULE BEING FILLED AND SEALED, AND THEN HE PLACED IT IN THE HOLE WHICH WILL BE OPENED IN A HUNDRED YEARS' TIME, IN 2066.

    WHEN A NEW GENERATION OF ZAMBIANS EXAMINES THE CAPSULE'S CONTENTS, THEY'LL FIND COINS BEARING KAUNDA'S HEAD, A SCROLL SIGNED BY MR. WINA AND THE MAYOR OF LUANSHYA AND A CENTURY OLD COPY OF THE TIMES OF ZAMBIA NEWSPAPER.

    THE NEWSPAPER WILL GIVE THEM A PICTURE OF A TROUBLED WORLD. IT TELLS OF THE INDUSTRIAL UNREST THAT HAS BROUGHT ZAMBIA'S COPPER MINES TO A STOP, AND OF THE SITUATION IN NEIGHBOURING RHODESIA, WHERE THE ILLEGAL SEIZURE OF INDEPENDENCE HAS LED TO THE EXISTENCE OF THE COMMONWEALTH BEING THREATENED.

    ZAMBIANS OF 2066 WILL BE ABLE TO READ OF THE GRAVE SITUATION IN SOUTH EAST ASIA, AND THE RELUCTANCE OF U THANT TO CONTINUE IN OFFICE AS SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA851MKKFKHIGDFZKV85ASTZGCU
    Media URN:
    VLVA851MKKFKHIGDFZKV85ASTZGCU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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