• Short Summary

    THE FIVE-MAN RHODESIAN CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSION, APPOINTED BY THE REGIME OF IAN SMITH, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) HANDED OVER ITS REPORT TO MR.

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    THE FIVE-MAN RHODESIAN CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSION, APPOINTED BY THE REGIME OF IAN SMITH, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) HANDED OVER ITS REPORT TO MR. CLIFFORD DUPONT, THE OFFICER ADMINISTERING GOVERNMENT. THE HAND-OVER MARKED THE END OF 400 DAYS OF OFFICE FOR THE COMMISSION, WHICH IS REPORTED TO HAVE STUDIED MORE THAN 650 SUBMISSIONS AND INTERVIEWED MORE THAN 250 WITNESSES.

    THE COMMISSION, COMPOSED OF THREE EUROPEANS AND TWO AFRICANS, UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF MR. W.R. WHALEY, WAS APPOINTED ON MARCH 1, 1967 AND COMMENCED ITS SITTINGS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY ON MARCH 8 ACCORDING TO THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, THE TERMS OF REFERENCE WERE TO "INQUIRE INTO AND ADVISE UPON THE CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK WHICH IS BEST SUITED TO THE SOVEREIGN INDEPENDENT STATUS OF RHODESIA."
    BEFORE TAKING THE REPORT TO MR. DUPONT'S RESIDENCE, THE CHAIRMAN AND EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION SIGNED THE DOCUMENT.

    AT THE HANDING-OVER CEREMONY, MR. WHALEY PAID TRIBUTE TO ALL THOSE WHO HAD ASSISTED THE COMMISSION IN THEIR PREPARATION OF THE REPORT.

    FOR THE REST, I SHOULD SAY A GREAT DEAL BUT I WILL LEAVE OUR REPORT TO SPEAK FOR ITSELF. AND, ON THIS NOTE AND ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERS OF THIS CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSION, ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY AND THE STAFF OF THE COMMISSION, I HAVE HONOUR TO PRESENT TO YOU A BOUND AND SIGNED VOLUME OF THE REPORT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA04VXMKQ5US50JA2880JZUUHM
    Media URN:
    VLVAA04VXMKQ5US50JA2880JZUUHM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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