• Short Summary

    POLICE DISPERSED A CROWD OF ABOUT 200 AFRICANS IN RUSAPE, SOUTHERN RHODESIA, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WHEN MR.

  • Description

    POLICE DISPERSED A CROWD OF ABOUT 200 AFRICANS IN RUSAPE, SOUTHERN RHODESIA, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WHEN MR. NKOMO, FORMER LEADER OF THE BANNED ZIMBABWE AFRICAN PEOPLE'S UNION APPEARED IN COURT. HE WAS ACCUSED OF CONTRAVENING THE LAW AND ORDER (MAINTENANCE) ACT AND OF BEING IN THE TOWNSHIP ILLEGALLY.

    THE CROWD LEFT THE COURTROOM AREA WHEN MR NKOMO ASKED THEM THROUGH A POLICE LOUDSPEAKER TO GO HOME. ROADS LEADING INTO RUSAPE HAD BEEN SEALED BY POLICE AND ALL VEHICLES ENTERING THE TOWN WERE INSPECTED.

    WITH MR NKOMO IN COURT WERE FOUR OTHER AFRICAN NATIONALIST LEADERS RECENTLY RELEASED FROM FOUR AND A HALF YEARS' DETENTION. ALL WERE REMANDED ON GBP100 BAIL UNTIL NEXT MONDAY. THEY WERE ORDERED TO REPORT TO THE POLICE EACH DAY.

    (DURING AN AFRO-ASIAN CONFERENCE IN TANGANYIKA THIS WEEK THE REVEREND N. SITHOLE, NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF ZAPU SAID MR NKOMO'S ARREST MEANT THE START OF AN ALGERIAN SITUATION IN SOUTHERN RHODESIA -- AND THE NATIONALISTS WOULD NOW USE VIOLENCE IF NECESSARY.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEBMEYAUVM01M9HF1AQJY5L39G
    Media URN:
    VLVAEBMEYAUVM01M9HF1AQJY5L39G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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