• Short Summary

    POLICE AND UNITS OF THE RHODESIA AFRICA RIFLES (RAR) HAVE MOVED INTO THE AREA OF MREWA, 60 MILES FROM SALISBURY.

  • Description

    POLICE AND UNITS OF THE RHODESIA AFRICA RIFLES (RAR) HAVE MOVED INTO THE AREA OF MREWA, 60 MILES FROM SALISBURY. THE ACTION FOLLOWS RECENT OUTBREAKS OF INTIMIDATION AND VIOLENCE.

    CATTLE DIPS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, CATTLE MAIMED, STORES BURNED, AND AFRICANS BEATEN UP BY TEENAGE GANGS - SOME HAVING THEIR LEGS AND ARMS BROKEN.

    THE DESTROYING OF CATTLE DIPS HAS PRESENTED SERIOUS PROBLEMS. CATTLE IS RHODESIA'S SECOND BIGGEST INDUSTRY, AND NOW THERE IS A THREAT OF CATTLE DISEASE BREAKING OUT.

    SOME 80,000 AFRICANS LIVE IN THE AREA. MANY OF THEM -- ESPECIALLY THE TRIBAL ELDERS AND THOSE WHO HAVE DEFIED THE GANGS -- HAVE WELCOMED THE SECURITY OPERATION. THE REPORTED AIM OF THE INTIMIDATION HAS BEEN TO BREAK UP THE TRIBAL SYSTEM, THEREFORE REMOVING MANY OF THE TRADITIONAL POWERS OF THE CHIEFS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEITDRSMPHK95Q9Z0W2M8IN9JX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEITDRSMPHK95Q9Z0W2M8IN9JX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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