• Short Summary

    DR. HASTINGS BANDA SWEPT TO UNDISPUTED LEADERSHIP OF NYASALAND, THE SMALL BRITISH PROTECTORATE IN CENTRAL?

  • Description

    DR. HASTINGS BANDA SWEPT TO UNDISPUTED LEADERSHIP OF NYASALAND, THE SMALL BRITISH PROTECTORATE IN CENTRAL AFRICA WITH AN OVERWHELMING VICTORY AUG 16 IN NYASALAND'S FIRST GENERAL ELECTION.

    TO CELEBRATE THE VICTORY, DR. BANDA HEADED A TRIUMPHAL PARADE THROUGH BLANTYRE, DRIVING IN AN OPEN CAR AND WAVING A FLY SWITCH IN GREETING TO AFRICAN VOTERS.

    DR. BANDA'S MALAWI CONGRESS, SUPPORTED BY ABOUT 80,000 AFRICAN VOTERS, MOST OF THEM ILLITERATE, CRUSKED THE OPPOSITION, GAINING 22 OF THE 28 ELECTIVE SEATS AT STAKE IN THE TERRITORY'S NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

    DR. BANDA STATED IN ADVANCE OF THE ELECTION THAT AFTER VICTORY HE INTENDED TO SEEK SECESSION FROM THE CENTRAL AFRICAN FEDERATION AND ULTIMATE TOTAL INDEPENDENCE FOR NYASALAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ABGABNGQCUXTBJY4OBB1HCK4
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ABGABNGQCUXTBJY4OBB1HCK4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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