• Short Summary

    Prime minister Macmillan on the last two stages of his 30-day African tour flew from the Orange Free State to Maseru, capital of the British colony of Basutoland Feb 1 for a two-hour visit, then flew on to Capetown for a welcome by South African Prime Minister Verwoerd.

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    Prime minister Macmillan on the last two stages of his 30-day African tour flew from the Orange Free State to Maseru, capital of the British colony of Basutoland Feb 1 for a two-hour visit, then flew on to Capetown for a welcome by South African Prime Minister Verwoerd.

    Among those at Maseru airport to greet Premier Macmillan and his wife, Lady Dorothy, was the Regent Paramount Chieftainess 'Mantsebo Seeiso.' In a speech she thanked the British Government for granting the Basuto nation the first step towards self-government.

    This first step is the new constitution giving Basutoland, with its 640,000 Basutos and 6,000 whites, its first legislative council known as the Basutoland National Council. The Council meet for the first time later this month. Seventy six of its 80 members are African.

    After a reception at the British Resident Commissioner's home, attended by members of the Council, Premier Macmillan flew in his 'Viscount' to Capetown. Before leaving the airport he shook hands with applauding spectators.

    Before the South African Parliament Feb 3 he made his historic speech warning of "the wind of change blowing through the Continent."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA97ECAJF017ZVJ2BL776BER9U
    Media URN:
    VLVAA97ECAJF017ZVJ2BL776BER9U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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