Discussions in the peace talks between President Tshombe of Katanga and United Nations officials at Ndola.
Discussions in the peace talks between President Tshombe of Katanga and United Nations officials at Ndola. Northern Rhodesia, were adjourned midway through Sept 20 for a ceremony in tribute to Mr. Dag Hammarskjoeld, the late U.N. Secretary-General, whose body was lying in state in the nearby modern non-conformist church.
Delegates to the talks, including the principals, joined Sir Evelyn Hone, Governor of Northern Rhodesia; Lord Alport, British High Commissioner in the Rhodesian Federation; and other personalities at the church ceremony. There was no service, only the placing of wreaths round the silver mounted coffin on its black catafalque. A Rhodesian military guard of honour was changed every five minutes.
Mr. Hammarskjoeld's body will be flown home to Sweden, where it will be given a state funeral Sept 29 at Uppsala Cathedral.