• Short Summary

    IN JOHANNESBURG, SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE BROKEN HOUSE ARREST ORDERS SINCE A RAND SUPREME COURT DECLARED ONE OF II ORDERS IN THE AREA VOID LAST THURSDAY, THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINISTER OF JUSTICE IMMEDIATELY OBJECTED TO THE COURT DECISION.

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    IN JOHANNESBURG, SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE BROKEN HOUSE ARREST ORDERS SINCE A RAND SUPREME COURT DECLARED ONE OF II ORDERS IN THE AREA VOID LAST THURSDAY, THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINISTER OF JUSTICE IMMEDIATELY OBJECTED TO THE COURT DECISION.

    MR PERCY JOHN HODGSON, WHO HAD HIS APPEAL UPHELD AGAINST A FIVE-YEAR 24 HOUR HOUSE ARREST IMPOSED ON HIM LAST MONTH, WAS FILMED AT HIS FLAT IN JOHANNESBURG YESTERDAY. WITH HIM WERE HIS WIFE AND 47-YEAR-OLD JOURNALIST MICHAEL HARMEL, WHO WERE ALSO PLACED VISIT EACH OTHER AND THEIR FAMILIES.

    SEVERAL OTHERS OF THE PEOPLE UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN THE REPUBLIC ARE ALSO BREAKING COURT ORDERS, APPARENTLY AFTER TAKING LEGAL ADVICE. LEGAL EXPERTS IN CAPETOWN, HOWEVER, HAVE POINTED OUT THAT JUDGEMENT IN ONE SUPREME COURT WAS NOT BINDING ON ANY OTHER. THERE IS A SUPREME COURT FOR EACH OF THE COUNTRY'S FOUR PROVINCES.

    TWO HOURS AFTER THE RAND COURT UPHELD MR HODGSON'S APPLICATION THAT THE ORDER BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID AS IT WAS "GROSSLY UNREASONABLE... GRATUITOUSLY OPPRESSIVE... AND INHUMAN", NOTICE OF APPEAL AGAINST THE COURT'S JUDGEMENT WAS LODGED BY JUSTICE MINISTER VORSTER. YESTERDAY, THE MINISTER BANNED ALL PERSONS "NAMED" UNDER THE SUPPRESSION OF COMMUNISM ACT FROM BELONGING TO 36 SPECIFIED ORGANISATIONS. AFFECTED PERSONS MUST CEASE MEMBERSHIP OF THESE ORGANISATIONS BY THE END OF JANUARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB9YMP27MA0THLXZWKS4NX1HAM
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9YMP27MA0THLXZWKS4NX1HAM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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