• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 15,000 COLOURFULLY DRESSED TRIBESMEN CROWDED INTO ZOMBA, CAPITAL OF NYASALAND, ON MAY 27, TO HEAR DR HASTINGS BANDA, LEADER OF THE MALAWI CONGRESS PARTY - THE RULING PARTY IN THE COUNTRY - DENOUNCE THE FEDERATION THAT LINKS NYASANLAND WITH NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN RHODESIA.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 15,000 COLOURFULLY DRESSED TRIBESMEN CROWDED INTO ZOMBA, CAPITAL OF NYASALAND, ON MAY 27, TO HEAR DR HASTINGS BANDA, LEADER OF THE MALAWI CONGRESS PARTY - THE RULING PARTY IN THE COUNTRY - DENOUNCE THE FEDERATION THAT LINKS NYASANLAND WITH NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN RHODESIA.

    THEY ALSO HEARD DR BANDA THREATEN TO RESIGN IF THE GOVERNOR, SIR GLYN JONES, SIGNED THE PAPERS OF THE PROPOSED GBP3,500,000 HYDRO-ELECTRIC SCHEME THAT WILL BRING INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT TO A LARGE AREA IN AND AROUND BLANTYRE AND LIMBE. THE SCHEME WAS TO BE FINANCED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND HAD BEEN BITTERLY OPPOSED BY DR BANDA SINCE ITS INCEPTION. DR BANDA HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY QUOTED AS SAYING THAT IF THE FEDERAL PRIME MINISTER, SIR ROY WELENSKY, WANTED TO BUILD THE SCHEME, HE WOULD HAVE TO BRING IN TROOPS.

    IN A REFERENCE TO THE INFLUENCE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON NYASALAND AFFAIRS, DR BANDA SAID HE REFUSED TO LOOK AT ANY CORRESPONDENCE FROM SALISBURY AND HE HAD INSTRUCTED HIS MINISTERS TO DO THE SAME. OF A STATEMENT FROM SIR ROY THAT HE WOULD RESIGN IF THE FEDERATION BROKE UP, DR BANDA DECLARED: "LET HIM RESIGN NOW BECAUSE NYASALAND IS LEAVING THE FEDERATION."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB364HY9HJ9BOOZYJZX22ANN83
    Media URN:
    VLVAB364HY9HJ9BOOZYJZX22ANN83
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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