• Short Summary

    MR. A.M. SIMBULE, ZAMBIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER - DESIGNATE TO LONDON, HAS BEEN IN DAR-ES-SALAAM RECENTLY?

  • Description

    MR. A.M. SIMBULE, ZAMBIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER - DESIGNATE TO LONDON, HAS BEEN IN DAR-ES-SALAAM RECENTLY TO RECEIVE TWO FIRE ENGINES. MR. ANDERSEN, REGIONAL EXECUTIVE OF THE PYRENE COMPANY, HANDED OVER THE TWO FIRE ENGINES ON BEHALF OF HIS FIRM.

    THE FIRE TENDERS ARE THE MOST UP-TO-DATE AVAILABLE AND THEY COST ABOUT GBP18,000 EACH. ALTHOUGH WEIGHING 15 TONS FULLY LOADED, THE VEHICLES ARE CAPABLE OF 50 MILES AN HOUR (80 KPH) - A SPEED THEY CAN REACH IN 35 SECONDS.

    THE FIRE TENDERS ARE DESTINED FOR LUSAKA'S NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE THEY WILL JOIN A FLEET OF CRASH AND RESCUE VEHICLES. ONE OF THEIR MAIN JOBS WILL BE TO SPRAY FOAM ON RUNWAYS IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. THESE FIRE TRUCKS CAN PRODUCE MORE THAN 5,000 GALLONS OF FOAM IN A MINUTE.

    MR. SIMBULE SPOKE TO EACH OF THE DRIVERS BEFORE THEY SET OUT ON THE LONG JOURNEY TO LUSAKA.

    IT IS NOT KNOWN WHEN MR. SIMBULE WILL TAKE UP HIS APPOINTMENT IN LONDON. A LONDON SUNDAY NEWSPAPER RECENTLY REPORTED THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAD DECIDED TO DECLARE HIM PERSONA???NON ??? BECAUSE OF HIS REPORTED REMARK THAT BRITAIN'S RHODESIAN POLICY HAS SHOWN IT TO BE A "HUMBLED TOOTHLESS BULLDOG". IN LUSAKA ON SUNDAY MR. SIMBULE SAID WHATEVER HE HAD SAID WAS WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF HIS DUTIES AS HIGH COMMISSIONER IN TANZANIA TO EXPLAIN ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT POLICY.

    HE ADDED: "IT IS ONLY NATURAL THAT IF YOU HAVE TEETH YOU CAN CRUSH A BONE, BUT IF YOU HAVE NO TEETH YOU CANNOT CRUSH IT, EVEN IF ITS A SOFT ONE."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA94YSVUOJYMVTN49YOIYDN7HQJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA94YSVUOJYMVTN49YOIYDN7HQJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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