Territorials in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia, were still undergoing training, Feb 23, to prepare for any emergencies resulting from the Constitution dispute.
Territorials in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia, were still undergoing training, Feb 23, to prepare for any emergencies resulting from the Constitution dispute. While troops marched through the streets, and emergency caucus meeting of the Northern Rhodesian branch of the United Federal Party took place.
Here, the five Ministers who resigned Feb 22 in protest against the new Macleod constitution, told of their action and discussed the situation with their supporters. At the meeting, the caucus was reported to have given the former Ministers, led by John Roberts, their support. They also agreed that the Legislative Council should be recalled, and a letter was sent to the Speaker requesting this.
Although many of the Lusaka Europeans are worried about the future, there is no sign of a business slump. In the wide streets the shops and offices contain as many people as usual. Only the newspaper posters indicate the gravity of the situation...