• Short Summary

    AN ALLEGED REBEL, JAMES MWAFULIRWA, WHO LEFT MALAWI FOR TANZANIA IN 1964, HAS RETURNED HOME AND GIVEN HIS REASONS FOR DOING SO.

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    PRESS CONFERENCE, DR. BANDA INTRODUCES MAN, INTERVIEW WITH MWAFULIRWA.



    REPORTER:"MR. MWAFULIRWA, I UNDERSTAND THAT TWO YEARS AGO YOU LEFT MALAWI FOR TANZANIA IN SUPPORT OF CHIPEMBERE, CHIUME AND OTHER EX-MINISTER. WHAT IS YOUR REASON FOR COMING BACK NOW? "



    ANSWER: "BECAUSE I FOUND THAT THOSE EX-MINISTERS - THEY ARE NOT LEADERS. THEY ARE CHEATERS AND DEVILS."



    QUESTION:"WHY DO YOU SAY THAT?"



    ANSWER: "BECAUSE THEY ARE THERE, WHO STARTED THIS TROUBLE HERE, AND I FOUND THAT EVEN IN TANZANIA THEY ARE QUARRELLING AMONG THEMSELVES."



    QUESTION:"YOU SAY THAT THE EX-MINISTERS ARE QUARRELLING AMONG THEMSELVES. WHY DO THEY DO THAT?"



    ANSWER: "BECAUSE THEY ARE AMBITIOUS OF LEADERSHIP AND THEY ARE CHEATING EACH OTHER FOR THE MONEY WHICH HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM THE EMBASSIES IN DAR-ES-SALAAM. I UNDERSTAND THEY ARE QUARRELLING AMONG THE WOMAN."



    QUESTION:"THEY QUARREL BECAUSE OF GIRL FRIENDS, YOU MEAN?"



    ANSWER: "GIRL FRIENDS, YES. THE MINISTERS ARE QUARRELLING AMONG THEMSELVES AND THEIR FOLLOWERS ARE SUFFERING.....AS A RESULT WHEN CLEPHANTS ARE FIGHTING, IT IS THE GRASS THAT SUFFERS."




    Initials JRG/V/JF/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AN ALLEGED REBEL, JAMES MWAFULIRWA, WHO LEFT MALAWI FOR TANZANIA IN 1964, HAS RETURNED HOME AND GIVEN HIS REASONS FOR DOING SO. PRESIDENT KAMUZU BANDA ESCORTED HIM TO A PRESS CONFERENCE AND SAID THAT IF IT WAS PROVED THAT HE WAS NOT A REBEL HE WOULD BE ALLOWED TO LEAD A NORMAL LIFE - OTHERWISE HE WOULD PROBABLY BECOME "FOOD FOR THE CROCODILES AND HYENAS, "AS DR. BANDA PUT IT.

    NEWSMEN WERE TOLD MALAWI REBELS WERE BASED IN TANZANIA WITH THE AIM OF OVERTHROWING THE MALAWI GOVERNMENT. MR MWAFULIRWA USED TO BE A DISTRICT CHAIRMAN OF THE RULING CONGRESS PARTY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9TTMTO3YPBXY30Y13T920TN8V
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TTMTO3YPBXY30Y13T920TN8V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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