• Short Summary

    Congolese Army Chief Colonel Mobutu arrived back in Leopoldville, Dec 12, after a short tour of army camps under his command in the Equator Province.

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    Congolese Army Chief Colonel Mobutu arrived back in Leopoldville, Dec 12, after a short tour of army camps under his command in the Equator Province. On the tour he was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Bomboko..On arrival Col Mobutu told waiting pressman that he would later make a statement on the situation in the Province.

    Before Mobutu left the aircraft about 20 armed soldiers left the plane and covered their leader. From the airport Mobutu and his escort drove to his house in a closed car.

    Later Col Mobutu met President Kasavubu and leaders of anti-Lumumba parties. Reports from the Equator Province suggest that during Mobutu's visit to Coquilhatville, Lisala, Bumba and Boende he arrested about 40 officers and men who showed signs of going over the Patrice Lumumba.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADXCS0TDEASPAFSX1FNYKCK2GH
    Media URN:
    VLVADXCS0TDEASPAFSX1FNYKCK2GH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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