South Africa's Prime Minister John Vorster arrived in Zomba, capital of Malawi, (May 19) for two days of talks with President Kamuzu Banda.
South Africa's Prime Minister John Vorster arrived in Zomba, capital of Malawi, (May 19) for two days of talks with President Kamuzu Banda. This is Mr. Vorster's first visit to an independent Black African State. The topics of the Banda/Vorster talks were kept secret.
According to a report in South Africa's Nationalist Party Newspaper, Die Beeld, Dr. Carel de Wet, South Africa's Minister for Health and Mines said the new international airport being built at Lilongwe (where 6 million Sterling is being loaned by South Africa to build a new Malawi capital) could become South Africa's most forward springboard against "Communist dangers."
Former Malawi Foreign Minister, Kanyama Chiume described Dr. Banda's invitation to Mr. Vorster as "A dastardly act". He also appealed to African Nations to remove Dr. Banda from the Organisation of African Unity. Mr. Chiume, Secretary General of the Pan African Democratic Party, which opposes Dr. Banda, has been exiled since he was sacked from the Malawi Cabinet in May, 1964.