• Short Summary

    NO NEW CLASHES HAVE BEEN REPORTED FROM NORTHERN RHODESIA TODAY (SATURDAY), WHERE THE DRIVE BY GOVERNMENT FORCES TO FIND THE OUTLAWED PROPHETESS, ALICE LENSHINA - HEAD OF THE FANATICAL LUMPA CHURCH SECT - CONTINUES.

  • Description

    NO NEW CLASHES HAVE BEEN REPORTED FROM NORTHERN RHODESIA TODAY (SATURDAY), WHERE THE DRIVE BY GOVERNMENT FORCES TO FIND THE OUTLAWED PROPHETESS, ALICE LENSHINA - HEAD OF THE FANATICAL LUMPA CHURCH SECT - CONTINUES. YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AIRCRAFT DROPPED LEAFLETS ON LUMPA CHURCH SETTLEMENTS IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE URGING MEMBERS OF THE SECT TO GIVE THEMSELVES UP, AND RETURN TO THEIR VILLAGES.

    FLAGS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY ARE FLYING AT HALF MAST IN MOURNING FOR THE DEAD IN THIS OUTBREAK OF TERRIBLE VIOLENCE AND VENGEANCE. THE TOTAL DEATH ROLL DURING THE TWO WEEKS OF DISTURBANCES, SO FAR, STANDS AT MORE THAN 350.

    HUNDREDS MORE HAVE BEEN LEFT HOMELESS - MANY ARE WOUNDED - BUT ALL ARE UTTERLY BEWILDERED AFTER THE BIG ATTACKS, LAUNCHED EARLIER THIS WEEK BY GOVERNMENT FORCES, ON THE SECT SETTLEMENTS IN THE NORTH AND EASTERN PROVINCES. GOVERNMENT PLANES ARE EVACUATING THE WOUNDED - MANY ON STRETCHERS - FROM THE AREA OF FIGHTING, AND GREAT EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE BY THE AUTHORITIES TO MOVE SOME OF THE REFUGEES - NEARLY ALL WOMEN AND CHILDREN, ESTIMATED AT MORE THAN 2,000 - AWAY FROM THE SCENE OF OPERATIONS.

    SO FAR THERE IS NO SIGN OF ALICE LENSHINA, WHO HAS GONE INTO HIDING, AND HAS NOT BEEN SEEN SINCE THE TROUBLES BEGAN. TODAY (SATURDAY) A GROUP OF MISSIONARIES AND CHURCHMEN JOINED IN EFFORTS TO BRING THE BLOODY FIGHTING TO AN END. THEY ARE PLANNING AN UN-MARKED EXPEDITION TO GO INTO THE BUSH IN AN EFFORT TO PERSUADE LUMPA CHURCH FOLLOWERS TO LAY DOWN THEIR ARMS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC5ATNXRUDCCKIQJP7G7LN8AJ5
    Media URN:
    VLVAC5ATNXRUDCCKIQJP7G7LN8AJ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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