• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) ACCUSED SOME WHITE MINERS OF FOMENTING STRIKES ON THE ZAMBIAN COPPERBELT AND WARNED THAT HE WOULD NOT TOLERATE RACIALISM IN THE COUNTRY.

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    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) ACCUSED SOME WHITE MINERS OF FOMENTING STRIKES ON THE ZAMBIAN COPPERBELT AND WARNED THAT HE WOULD NOT TOLERATE RACIALISM IN THE COUNTRY. DR. KAUNDA WAS SPEAKING IN THE LITTLE COPPERBELT TOWN OF CHINGOLA AT A MASS RALLY ORGANISED AS PART OF NATIONAL CELEBRATIONS MARKING ZAMBIA'S SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE.

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA'S ACCUSATION REFERRED TO RECENT WILDCAT STRIKES AMONG THE 43,000 AFRICAN AND 7,000 WHITE MINERS. HE ALLEGED THE WORKERS HAD BEEN MISLED BY AGENT OF THE LATE SOUTH AFRICAN PRIME MINISTER, DR. VERWOERD, AND THE RHODESIAN LEADER MR. IAN SMITH.

    FROM TONIGHT (OCTOBER 24TH) BRITISH AND OTHER COMMONWEALTH RESIDENTS OF ZAMBIA CAN BE DEPORTED. ON INDEPENDENCE IN 1964 THEY WERE DEEMED TO BE CITIZENS FOR TWO YEARS AND UNTIL TONIGHT HAD TO UNDERGO A LEGAL PROCESS BEFORE THEY COULD BE DEPORTED.

    MANY OF THE WHITE MINERS ON THE COPPERBELT ARE OF SOUTH AFRICAN OR RHODESIAN ORIGIN AND ARE AFFECTED BY THE PROVISION EXPIRING TONIGHT.

    ZAMBIA BEGAN THREE DAYS OF INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS ON SATURDAY AND TOURING THE COPPERBELT WITH PRESIDENT KAUNDA WAS THE PRIME MINISTER OF CONGO-KINSHASA, GENERAL LEONARD MULAMBA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABZ737DG87QYREXOQFUVOFIW5J
    Media URN:
    VLVABZ737DG87QYREXOQFUVOFIW5J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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