• Short Summary

    AT THE EDITH CAVELL INSTITUTE IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, MME. ANTOINETTE MODUTU - THE WIFE OF?

  • Description

    AT THE EDITH CAVELL INSTITUTE IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, MME. ANTOINETTE MODUTU - THE WIFE OF CONGO-KINSHASA'S PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU - GIVE BIRTH TO HER EIGHTH CHILD ON TUESDAY (APRIL 21). THE BABY, A BOY NAMED MICHEL MATHIEU LEON, WAS SHOWN TO CAMERAMEN FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY (THURSDAY).

    CONGOLESE EMBASSY SOURCES IN BRUSSELS HAD ANNOUNCED THAT MOTHER AND CHILD WERE DOING VERY WELL - AND THE PICTURES OF MME. MOBUTU HOLDING HER TWO-DAY-OLD SON DID NOT BELIE THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

    THREE DAYS BEFORE THE BIRTH, ON SATURDAY, APRIL 18, IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN KINSHASA THAT THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF HAD LEFT FOR SWITZERLAND FOR AN EIGHT OR TEN-DAY MEDICAL CHECKUP DESCRIBED AS "PURELY ROUTINE". PRESIDENT MOBUTU HAS UNDERGONE SUCH CHECKUPS IN A LAUSANNE CLINIC PREVIOUSLY IN 1965 AND 1968 AND RADIO KINSHASA EMPHASIZED THAT IT WAS NATURAL FOR A BUSY PRESIDENT TO HAVE SUCH PERIODIC MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS.

    IT HAS NOT BEEN STATED IF THE PRESIDENT WILL GO FROM SWITZERLAND TO BELGIUM TO SEE HIS WIFE AND SON BEFORE THEY ALL RETURN TO KINSHASA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC2TSPZ71RWYGP6NNNHOLIJ897
    Media URN:
    VLVAC2TSPZ71RWYGP6NNNHOLIJ897
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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