• Short Summary

    In South Africa, Mr Pieter Botha, who is regarded as a hardline militarist, took over as Prime Minister on Thursday (28 September), from Mr John Vorster, who has retired.

  • Description

    In South Africa, Mr Pieter Botha, who is regarded as a hardline militarist, took over as Prime Minister on Thursday (28 September), from Mr John Vorster, who has retired. Sixty-three-year-old Mr. Botha won the leadership on two ballots in the party causes. Mr. Botha, described as a flintier personality than Mr. Vorster, becomes South Africa's eighth Prime Minister.

    SYNOPSIS: The caucus of senior National Party members, who had elected Mr. Botha, came out with him onto the steps of the parliament building.

    Then, the members of the caucus and the huge crowd all joined in singing the South African national anthem.

    Mr. Botha, whose nickname in South Africa as "Weapons" Botha, will keep his former post as Defence Minister. Mr. Vorster is expected to become State President.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8LAYCSE9UEX25BVVWTD02GRG1
    Media URN:
    VLVA8LAYCSE9UEX25BVVWTD02GRG1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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