• Short Summary

    MR. IAN SMITH'S RHODESIAN GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS IT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO EXTEND THE PRESENT STATE OF?

  • Description

    MR. IAN SMITH'S RHODESIAN GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS IT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO EXTEND THE PRESENT STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR AT LEAST A FURTHER THREE MONTHS, PARLIAMENT WAS TOLD WHEN THE MEMBERS REASSEMBLED IN SALISBURY ON WEDNESDAY.

    IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE RHODESIAN PARLIAMENT HAD MET SINCE LAST YEAR AND ONLY THE SECOND TIME SINCE RHODESIA BROKE AWAY FROM BRITAIN LAST NOVEMBER. THE PREVIOUS SESSION ENDED IN UPROAR WHEN A WHITE MEMBER, DR. PALLEY, CHALLENGED THE LEGALITY OF THE SITTING.

    INTRODUCING THE MOTION TO EXTEND THE STATE OF EMERGENCY, MR. LARDNER-BURKE, MR. SMITH'S MINISTER FOR LAW AND ORDER, CHARGED THAT THERE WERE A GROUP OF RHODESIANS, "SOME IN HIGH PLACES," WORKING TO OVERTHROW THE BREAKAWAY REGIME AND FROM AN ALTERNATIVE GOVERNMENT.

    "THESE INDIVIDUALS," MR. LARDNER-BURKE SAID, "HAVE MET AND DISCUSSED VARIOUS MATTER, AND IT APPEARS FROM THE INFORMATION I HAVE RECEIVED, THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO FORM THEMSELVES INTO A GOVERNMENT SO THAT THEY CAN TAKE OVER IF REQUESTED BY SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS (THE BRITISH GOVERNOR) OR MR. WILSON."
    HE SAID THAT IF THEY CONTINUED THEIR ENDEAVOURS THE GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE NO HESITATION IN DEALING WITH THEM.

    MR. LARDNER-BURKE WENT ON TO SAY THAT THERE WERE PLANS FOR AN ARMED INSURRECTION IN RHODESIA AND THERE WAS A CONNECTION BETWEEN PROPAGANDA BROADCASTS FROM NEIGHBOURING ZAMBIA AND CASES OF ANIMAL POISONING, STONING OF VEHICLES, CUTTING OF TELEPHONE WIRES AND INCITEMENT TO STRIKE.

    HE ESTIMATED THAT THERE WERE ABOUT 800 TRAINED MEN OUTSIDE RHODESIA AWAITING ORDERS TO BEGIN SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES IN THE COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9J0DWJ8G0AC3O3QY2H1HV1JUA
    Media URN:
    VLVA9J0DWJ8G0AC3O3QY2H1HV1JUA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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