• Short Summary

    South Africa handed over its military base at Umtata to the government elect of the black Transkei Homeland on Wednesday (15 September).

  • Description

    South Africa handed over its military base at Umtata to the government elect of the black Transkei Homeland on Wednesday (15 September). Next month, it will give what it calls, "independence" to the Transkei Homeland. The Transkei will be the first of nine homelands in South Africa to gain independence.

    SYNOPSIS: The Transkei base, which is of battalion strength, will be commanded by a South African army officer. Black officers of the Transkeian army are now being trained and the first fully trained men will receive their commissions on Independence Day 26 October. South African Defence Minister Pieter Botha made the handover.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACXKY2N2XZPZKPE9JP3NRX2SYG
    Media URN:
    VLVACXKY2N2XZPZKPE9JP3NRX2SYG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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