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    MR.GIZENGA, WHO CLAIMS TO BE LEGAL SUCCESSOR OF THE FORMER CONGOLESE PREMIER, PATRICE LUMUMBA, RETURNED?

  • Description

    MR.GIZENGA, WHO CLAIMS TO BE LEGAL SUCCESSOR OF THE FORMER CONGOLESE PREMIER, PATRICE LUMUMBA, RETURNED TO LEOPOLDVILLE ON JAN 20, AFTER FOUR MONTH'S ABSENCE, TO FACE CHARGES FROM PARLIAMENT OF BEGINNING HIS OWN MOVEMENT OF SECESSION AGAINST THE AUTHORITY OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

    HE WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY A SMALL GROUP OF SUPPORTERS FROM THE AFRICAN SOLIDARITY PARTY FROM WHICH HE WAS EXPELLED LAST WEEK, AND A UNITED NATIONS MILITARY ESCORT, BUT NO MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.AS HE WAS HUSTLED INTO A WAITING CAR BY UNITED NATIONS OFFICIALS, ABOUT A HUNDRED YOUTHS CRIED: "DOWN WITH IMPERIALISM: LONG LIVE GIZENGA." HE WAS TAKEN STRAIGHT TO UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS WHERE A FLAT HAD BEEN SET ASIDE FOR HIM.

    FOR SOME DAYS THERE HAD BEEN UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THE WHEREABOUTS OF MR.GIZENGA, WHO WAS RECENTLY REMOVED FROM HIS POST OF DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER IN THE CENTRAL CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT.HE HAD BEEN PLACED UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN STANLEYVILLE, BUT ON JAN 18 A UNITED NATIONS SPOKESMAN SAID THE GUARD HAD BEEN WITHDRAWN.DISCUSSIONS AS TO WHAT COULD BE DONE WITH MR GIZENGA HAD BEEN HELD BETWEEN THE UNITED NATIONS, MR.ADOULA, HEAD OF THE CONGOLESE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, AND THE STANLEYVILLE PROVINCIAL AUTHORITIES FOR SOME DAYS.EVENTUALLY A PLANE WAS SENT BY THE UNITED NATIONS TO STANLEYVILLE TO STAND BY TO FLY HIM TO LEOPOLDVILLE.

    LAWLESS BANDS, CLAIMED IN SOME QUARTERS TO BE PRO-GIZENGIST, ARE SAID TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MASSACRE OF 13 ITALIAN AIRMEN AT KINDU ON NOV 11, OF 19 ROMAN CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES ON NEW YEARS DAY AT KONGOLO, AND THE POSSIBLE DEATHS OF OTHERS AT NEARBY SOLA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAI4K9HF7AJ8CVC4AZ882S1YLZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAI4K9HF7AJ8CVC4AZ882S1YLZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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