• Short Summary

    FOR TWO HOURS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) MR JOSHUA NKOMO, THE AFRICAN NATIONALIST LEADER IN RHODESIA AND BRITAIN'S COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR BOTTOMLEY, DISCUSSED THE PROBLEMS OF INDEPENDENCE.

  • Description

    FOR TWO HOURS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) MR JOSHUA NKOMO, THE AFRICAN NATIONALIST LEADER IN RHODESIA AND BRITAIN'S COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR BOTTOMLEY, DISCUSSED THE PROBLEMS OF INDEPENDENCE. MR NKOMO'S ATTITUDE REMAINED UNCHANGED: "NO PRICE IS TOO HIGH TO PAY IN ORDER TO END COLONIALISM..." HE SAID IN A STATEMENT.

    THE MEETING TOOK PLACE ON A SUGAR ESTATE AT HIPPO VALLEY, ON THE BANKS OF THE LUNI RIVER IN THE LOW VELD. TOGETHER WITH LORD GARDINER, THE LAW CHANCELLOR AND CONSTITUTION EXPERT, MR BOTTOMLEY AND HIS ADVISERS SAT IN A CIRCLE IN THE OPEN, SHADED FROM INTENSE HEAT BY A BOWED MOPANE TREE. NEWSMEN WERE KEPT AT A DISTANCE FROM THEIR TABLE - BUT THE MEETING OLD COME OVER TO POSE FOR CAMERAS.

    MR NKOMO AND FIVE OF HIS FOLLOWERS WERE BROUGHT FROM THE GONAKUDZINGWA RESTRICTION CAMP - 100 MILES AWAY - BY ROAD FOR A MEETING REGARDED AS THE HIGH SPOT OF THE TOUR. A PREPARED STATEMENT FROM MR NKOMO BEFORE THE MEETING BEGAN HELD LITTLE PROMISE OF COMPROMISE. HE DEMANDS THE IMMEDIATE GRANTING OF MAJORITY RULE, AND THE SCRAPPING OF THE PRESENT CONSTITUTION. THIS, HE ALLEGES, GIVES THE WHITE MINORITY FULL POWERS OVER THE FOUR MILLION INDIGENOUS BLACK PEOPLE.

    IT IS THE ATTITUDE OF MR NKOMO'S SUPPORTERS THAT THE EUROPEAN SHOULD NOT BE REGARDED AS A SEPARATE ENTITY, "BUT AS PART AND PARCEL OF THE WHOLE POPULATION AND THERE IS NO QUESTION OF SPECIAL PRIVILEGES BEING GIVEN TO ANYONE."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8F6R616FQ98BI825YWEL5KIEA
    Media URN:
    VLVA8F6R616FQ98BI825YWEL5KIEA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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