• Short Summary

    A SAD OCCASION FOR PRESIDENT MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA CAME RECENTLY WHEN HE ATTENDED THE FUNERAL OF HIS BABY DAUGHTER.

  • Description

    A SAD OCCASION FOR PRESIDENT MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA CAME RECENTLY WHEN HE ATTENDED THE FUNERAL OF HIS BABY DAUGHTER. THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER, MARIE GERTRUDE, DIED ONLY THREE HOURS AFTER SHE WAS BORN PREMATURELY IN A PARIS CLINIC. MADAME MOBUTU HAD BEEN TAKEN ILL WHILE IN A PRIVATE VISIT TO FRANCE. THE PRESIDENT, WHO HAD NEVER SEEN HIS DAUGHTER, MET THE COFFIN WHEN IT WAS FLOWN TO KINSHASA.

    THE RELIGIOUS CEREMONY WAS CARRIED OUT WITH THE MOURNERS WEARING WHITE TO SIGNIFY THE SPIRITUAL PURITY AND INNOCENCE OF A SMALL CHILD.

    REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CONGOLESE ARMED FORCES ACTED AS PALL-BEARERS. MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND CIVIC AND RELIGIOUS ORGANISATIONS WERE AMONG THE MOURNERS ATTENDING THE SERVICE.

    TOGETHER WITH THE PRESIDENT THEY ACCOMPANIED LITTLE MARIE-GERTRUDE TO HER LAST RESTING PLACE AT THE FAMILY PLOT AT N'SELE.

    PRESIDENT AND MADAME MOBUTU HAVE SEVEN CHILDREN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB43YSYAISOFSCCRG25R3414ZN
    Media URN:
    VLVAB43YSYAISOFSCCRG25R3414ZN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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