African detainees at Kanjedza Camp, three miles from Blantyre, have channelled some of the their fiery enthusiasm to the game of soccer.
African detainees at Kanjedza Camp, three miles from Blantyre, have channelled some of the their fiery enthusiasm to the game of soccer. From the 110 still detained - 550 were arrested after a State of Emergency was declared Mar 3.1959 - many capable players have emerged.
Detainee supporters cheered wildly and ran on the pitch to congratulate their champions after they had defeated a visiting Imperial Tobacco Company teem by two goals to nil on Apr 18.
Latest reports state that a further number of detainees are to be released in the immediate further. The Nyasaland Nationalist leader, Dr. Hastings Banda, was released from Kanjedza April 1.1960.
Life for the detainees has been made as pleasant as possible. It is likely that many have never before enjoyed such care and concern for their welfare.
On a regular diet of three males a day, all have gained weight. Some as much as 10 to 16 pounds. Each detainee room in the camp is equipped with a radio receiver, with no restriction on choice of satins. Newspapers are issued free, as are writing materials and stamps. Study books and correspondence courses are available to anyone. Cinema shows and lectures are held in the Community Hall and there is a large library, hospital and study rooms.
Outside visitors, including their wives, are allowed on five days a week, and full allowances are paid to dependant.