• Short Summary

    The Rhodesian security forces say that two black guerrillas killed at Grand Reef near Umtali on Thursday (10 August) were among those responsible for the massacre of nine British missionaries and four children nearly two months ago, at the Elim Pentecostal Mission.

  • Description

    The Rhodesian security forces say that two black guerrillas killed at Grand Reef near Umtali on Thursday (10 August) were among those responsible for the massacre of nine British missionaries and four children nearly two months ago, at the Elim Pentecostal Mission. The 13 whites were savagely beaten and hacked to death at the mission, close to Rhodesia's border with Mozambique.

    SYNOPSIS: The two black guerrillas, one about twenty years old and the other about thirty, were killed during a clash with Rhodesian troops.

    They carried Communist-made AK-47 rifles and some grenades.

    Rhodesian Police Detective Bryan Rogers linked the two men to the Elim Pentecostal Mission massacre.

    Detective Rogers went on to say that the two guerrillas were members of the Zimbabwe African National Union, the movement lead by Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe. Mr Rogers said the men were carrying ZANU propaganda. But the widespread disagreement continues about who was responsible for the massacres and others which have occurred in Rhodesia in the last few months.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADZJ7A95GFXVRZ0T4ZQVIT7FWE
    Media URN:
    VLVADZJ7A95GFXVRZ0T4ZQVIT7FWE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment