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    AFTER TEN DAYS' VOLUNTARY EXILE, PRESIDENT TSHOMBE OF KATANGA RETURNED TO ELISABETHVILLE LAST TUESDAY.

    HAVING LANDED?

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    Background: AFTER TEN DAYS' VOLUNTARY EXILE, PRESIDENT TSHOMBE OF KATANGA RETURNED TO ELISABETHVILLE LAST TUESDAY.

    HAVING LANDED IN A SMALL AIRCRAFT AT KIPUSHI AIRSTRIP, ON THE NORTHERN RHODESIAN SIDE OF THE KATANGA BORDER, MR TSHOMBE WAITED IN THE RHODESIAN OFFICERS' MESS FOR THE CAR OF BELGIAN CONSUL VAN DE WALLE TO TAKE HIM BACK TO HIS CAPITAL.

    AT KIPUSHI, MR TSHOMBE SAID HE WAS "GOING HOME".HE DECLINED TO MAKE FURTHER COMMENT, SAYING HE WOULD FIRST HAVE TO CONSULT WITH CERTAIN PEOPLE AT ELISABETHVILLE.HE DID, HOWEVER, CONFIRM REPORTS THAT THE VALUABLE UNION MINIERE INSTALLATIONS AT KOLWEZI WERE READY TO BE BLOWN UP.THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE RHODESIAN COLONEL IN COMMAND THAT HIS PLANE WOULD REMAIN ON THE RHODESIAN SIDE OF THE BORDER "AT MY DISPOSAL".

    IN ELISABETHVILLE, MR TSHOMBE ENTERED HIS PALACE TO THE CHEERS OF YOUNG AFRICAN BOYS JUMPING ABOUT IN THE ROADWAY.ONE EUROPEAN WOMAN, WIFE OF A LOCAL MAGISTRATE, RUSHED UP AND THREW HER ARMS ROUND HIS NECK.TUNISIA UN TROOPS GUARDING THE PALACE WERE REPLACED BY KATANGESE POLICE.

    THE PRESIDENT, LOOKING TIRED AND GRIM-FACED, FOUND HIMSELF IN A POSITION OF SEVERELY DIMINISHED AUTHORITY, WITH FIVE OF KATANGA'S SIX MAJOR TOWNS IN UN HANDS.UN SOURCES SAID HE HAD BEEN PROMISED FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT ON CONDITION HE DID NOT INCITE PEOPLE AGAINST UN OPERATIONS IN KATANGA.

    (YESTERDAY, WEDNESDAY, PRESIDENT TSHOMBE WAS PLACED UNDER HOUSE ARREST AFTER THREATENING A "SCORCHED EARTH" POLICY IF THE UN ATTACKED KOLWEZI.TODAY'S REPORTS SAY THE HOUSE ARREST ORDER HAS BEEN RESCINDED FOLLOWING THE PRESIDENT'S SURPRISE PROMISE OF FULL CO-OPERATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8JI1FADOPBJFH51LOUKWESKDO
    Media URN:
    VLVA8JI1FADOPBJFH51LOUKWESKDO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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