• Short Summary

    An historical occasion was filmed by VISNEWS April 1 at Government House, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia.?

  • Description

    An historical occasion was filmed by VISNEWS April 1 at Government House, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia. Mr. Jasper Savanhu. M.P., was sworn in as the first African Minister in the Federal Government, by the Governor General, Lord Dalhousie. Interested spectators were Prime Minister Sir Roy Welensky; Minister for Home Affairs Sir Malcolm Barrow,...and Mrs. Savanhu.

    Sir Roy Welensky announced Mar 23 that he had appointed Mr. Savanhu to the non-Cabinet rank of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Home Affairs, with a special responsibility for racial relationship. He said last year that he would have Africans in his Government, but they would be appointed on merit...not on grounds of race.

    Mr. Savanhu, who entered Federal Parliament in 1953 as specially elected Member for Southern Rhodesia, won the important Angwasabi seat for the United Federal Party in last November's general elections.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEEL1S1Y6PD8QEJWN2SILDBQKZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEEL1S1Y6PD8QEJWN2SILDBQKZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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