• Short Summary

    In his first public speech since his return from the Northern Rhodesian constitutional talks in London, Kenneth Kaunda, leader of the United National Independence Party, Mar 11, made a scathing attack on Federal Prime Minister Sir Roy Welensky at a meeting in Lusaka.

  • Description

    In his first public speech since his return from the Northern Rhodesian constitutional talks in London, Kenneth Kaunda, leader of the United National Independence Party, Mar 11, made a scathing attack on Federal Prime Minister Sir Roy Welensky at a meeting in Lusaka.

    Addressing some 1,500 people - including a few Europeans - Mr. Kaunda said: "We cannot be ruled by Welensky from Salisbury. If he declares independence that will be the day that Northern Rhodesia will declare its own independence within the Commonwealth. It is a serious warning".

    He described Sir Roy as a former boxer who did not mind inflicting pain and also a "political brute". Denying that African nationalists were Communist inspired, he said: "We are not interested in the struggle in any way between the East and the West...we are not English and we are not Russian. We are Africans and we intend to create an African state here.

    The crowd enthusiastically supported his decision to send a cable to the British Government urging a refusal to allow South Africa to remain in the Commonwealth.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEJUJT536W529CVCVA2AOGYA1I
    Media URN:
    VLVAEJUJT536W529CVCVA2AOGYA1I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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