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    David Pratt, 53, wealthy English-born Johannesburg settler, held for the attempted assassination of South Africa's Prime Minister Verwoerd Apr9 and detained without charge under the emergency laws, lived in a 25-room mansion secluded by trees among the rolling lands of the Maghaliesberg Mountains near Johannesburg.

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    LV Countryside zoom to Mansion
    0.11


    LV Mansion
    0.15


    CU Sign: Maloney's Eye Farm
    0.18


    LV Entrance of 2-mile drive to Mansion
    0.22


    LV Second farm house
    0.27


    CU Picture: Susan Pratt, eldest daughter
    0.31


    LV Office block in Johannesburg
    0.36



    Initials JRG/S/JH



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    Background: David Pratt, 53, wealthy English-born Johannesburg settler, held for the attempted assassination of South Africa's Prime Minister Verwoerd Apr9 and detained without charge under the emergency laws, lived in a 25-room mansion secluded by trees among the rolling lands of the Maghaliesberg Mountains near Johannesburg.

    Pratt, twice married ex-Cambridge scholar last in London in October to assist the Liberal campaign in the General Election, lived alone in the mansion, since the estrangement of his second wife at present in Holland. Her father is a wealthy industrialist and formerly held Cabinet rank.

    The mansion is the centre of a large farm, named Maloney's where Mr. Pratt established a noted breed of Ayrshire cattle, to become a consistent prizewinner of the Johannesburg annual cattle show at which he allegedly attempted the assassination of Dr. Verwoerd.

    Some ten years ago, Mr. Pratt started a trout hatchery on the Maghaliesberg farm - "Maloney's Eye" trout became a popular item on the menus of the more exclusive hotels and restaurants in the Transvaal.

    He inherited his wealth from his father and owns another farm house and an office block in Johannesburg.

    His eldest daughter, Susan, (picture) a former London fashion model presented at court in London among a party of debutantes, lives in Johannesburg with her mother, Mr. Pratt's first wife now remarried.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACQ3SWH2YA0ULA9MG383G3IEO5
    Media URN:
    VLVACQ3SWH2YA0ULA9MG383G3IEO5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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