The former Premier of Southern Rhodesia, Mr. Garfield Todd, was detained with his 28-year-old daughter,?
GV 1965 Todd ranch at Shabani (2 shot)
CU Garfield Todd talks with reporter (SOUND)
GV 1968 Policemen outside Rhodesia House in London.
CU PAN DOWN Miss Judith Todd holding placard "Stop hangman Smith now."
LV Miss Todd and other demonstrators crossing road.
CU 1965 Miss Todd talks to reporter (SOUND)
REPORTER: "Had you in the past suspected that you might at any time be restricted?"
TODD: "I suppose everybody who disagrees with the Government has that thought go through their mind on occasions."
REPORTER: "How is this restriction going to affect your personal life?"
TODD: "Well, it's not very pleasant after having lived in Rhodesia for 31 years, and having tried to serve the country, to be placed in really what is comfortable imprisonment without trial. I am old fashioned, I do not believe in imprisonment without trial."
REPORTER: "Could you tell us the terms of your restriction?"
TODD: "Well, yes. I am not to go away from the area of land which is owned by the Okinui Ranching Company Limited."
REPORTER: "Would you agree with what your father said today that there's now very little democracy left in Rhodesia?"
MISS TODD: "I'd be surprised if there's any. The press for example, continues to oppose the Government, but they do this within the limits of censorship. So really there's no democracy in Rhodesia."
REPORTER: "Is your father a member of the African Nationalists' Parry?"
MISS TODD: "He's a member of the Nationalist's Party. I think that if it was possible for him to apply for membership today--it is not as it is a banned organisation--he would apply probably."
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Background: The former Premier of Southern Rhodesia, Mr. Garfield Todd, was detained with his 28-year-old daughter, Judy, by the Rhodesian authorities on Tuesday (18 January). Mr. Todd, 63, and his daughter were arrested by police ad their home in Shabani, 120 miles (about 200 kms) from Salisbury. Although no details of the arrest were given by the Rhodesian authorities, it was announce they were being detained under the Law and Maintenance Act--which protects Rhodesia's internal security.
Mr. Todd, who's openly supported the African nationalist cause, was restricted to his farm for a year in 1965 because of his opposition to Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence (U.D.I.).
His daughter has taken part in a number of discussions and demonstrations on Rhodesia--among them in March, 1968 in London when she opposed the hanging of African Nationalists in Salisbury.