• Short Summary

    A CONTRAST IN TWO RALLIES IN BULAWAYO AND DISTRICT, SOUTHERN RHODESIA, JANUARY 21-22 - BOTH DEALT WITH THE COUNTRY'S FUTURE, BUT THE FIRST, ADDRESSED BY SIR EDGAR WHITEHEAD, GOVERNOR OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA, WAS WITH A SMALL ATTENDANCE OF MOSTLY EUROPEANS, WHILE THE SECOND, ADDRESSED BY DR.

  • Description

    A CONTRAST IN TWO RALLIES IN BULAWAYO AND DISTRICT, SOUTHERN RHODESIA, JANUARY 21-22 - BOTH DEALT WITH THE COUNTRY'S FUTURE, BUT THE FIRST, ADDRESSED BY SIR EDGAR WHITEHEAD, GOVERNOR OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA, WAS WITH A SMALL ATTENDANCE OF MOSTLY EUROPEANS, WHILE THE SECOND, ADDRESSED BY DR.T.S.PARIRENYATWA, DEPUTY PRESIDENT OF THE ZIMBABWE AFRICAN PEOPLE'S UNION, DREW OVER 6,000 AFRICANS.

    SIR EDGAR'S APPEAL ON THIS TOUR IS TO MEN OF GOODWILL OF ALL RACES TO JOIN FORCES TO BUILD A GREAT NATION.SOUTHERN RHODESIA GOES TO THE POLLS FOR ITS GENERAL ELECTION IN OCTOBER AND THE GOVERNMENT HOPE TO ENROL 50,000 OR MORE AFRICAN VOTERS.ITS "CLAIM YOUR VOTE" CAMPAIGN BEGAN JANUARY 3.

    DR.PARIRENYATWA IS AN OUTSPOKEN OPPONENT OF SIR EDGAR'S CAMPAIGN FOR AFRICAN VOTES.HIS CRITICISM IS THAT "IT IS MEANT TO DECEIVE THE OUTSIDE WORLD INTO BELIEVING THAT THE AFRICAN WILL THEN HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL MEASURE OF PARTICIPATION IN THE RUNNING OF THE COUNTRY WHEN IN REALITY ABOUT 99 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL AFRICAN POPULATION WILL BE EXCLUDED."
    HIS PARTY - ZAPU - INTEND TO DEMAND MAJORITY RULE BY DECEMBER.ZAPU, THE MAIN AFRICAN NATIONALIST ORGANISATION IN SOUTHERN RHODESIA, REPLACES THE PROSCRIBED NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY.NDP MEMBERS SUCH AS MR.JOSHUA NKOMO AND OTHER OFFICERS TODAY ARE ZAPU EXECUTIVES.

    THE PARTY REFUSE TO COOPERATE WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND WARN MEMBERS OF EXPULSION IF THEY ENROL IN THE "CLAIM YOUR VOTE" CAMPAIGN.IT SAYS THAT UNTIL ITS OWN "ONE MAN, ONE VOTE" POLICY BECOMES A REALITY, THE GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGN WILL REMAIN A POLITICAL SWINDLE TO PROTECT MINORITY INTERESTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABRJTJ47PYM5H3QW5RV883CMO5
    Media URN:
    VLVABRJTJ47PYM5H3QW5RV883CMO5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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