• Short Summary

    A NUMBER OF INFILTRATORS WERE CAPTURED NEAR BLANTYRE, MALAWI, DURING THE LAST WEEK AFTER RUMOURS OF AN ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF EH MALAWI PRESIDENT, DR.

  • Description

    A NUMBER OF INFILTRATORS WERE CAPTURED NEAR BLANTYRE, MALAWI, DURING THE LAST WEEK AFTER RUMOURS OF AN ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF EH MALAWI PRESIDENT, DR. KAMUZU BANDA. YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) MALAWI SECURITY FORCES CAPTURED SEVERAL REBELS DURING THEIR TACTICAL MOVES TO DISCOVER THE ENEMY AND DEFEND THE CITY OF BLANTYRE.

    THE MEN ARE DESCRIBED BY THE MALAWI GOVERNMENT AS 'TERRORISTS' WHO INFILTRATED FROM NEIGHBOURING ZAMBIA, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP, SAID PRESIDENT BANDA, OF HIS FORMER MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS, MR. YATUTA CHISIZA.

    THERE ARE SAID TO BE ABOUT 26 INFILTRATORS IN ALL, NOW BELIEVED TO BE HIDING IN THE HEAVILY FORESTED FOOTHILLS OF A MOUNTAIN RANGE NEAR MALAWI'S WESTERN BORDER WITH MOZAMBIQUE. THEIR ALLEGED LEADER, MR. CHISIZA, CROSSED INTO TANZANIA IN OCTOBER 1964, SHORTLY AFTER RESIGNING HIS POST.

    IN A BROADCAST ON MONDAY, DR. BANDA RENEWED HIS CALLS TO THE VILLAGERS TO WATCH FOR STRANGERS. 'CHISIZA AND HIS GANGSTERS MUST BE CAPTURED DEAD OR ALIVE', HE DECLARED. AND HE APPEALED TO THE REBELS TO SURRENDER, OR 'BLOW OUT YOUR BRAINS WITH YOUR OWN PISTOL'.

    TWELVE, LIKE THE TWO CAUGHT EARLIER THIS WEEK, HAVE ALREADY BEEN CAPTURED. THE FIRST PRISONER SEEN IN THE FILM WAS FOUND TO BE CARRYING A PISTOL, GRENADES, AND VARIOUS KINDS OF AMMUNITION. THE SECOND, CAPTURED ON MONDAY, LED HIS CAPTORS BACK TO SPOT WHERE HE HAD BEEN DISCOVERED - CONSTANTLY AWARE THAT HIS FELLOW REBELS HAD MINED THE AREA HE WAS OBLIGED TO WALK THROUGH, TWO OF THESE REBELS ARE NOW IN HOSPITAL IN BLANTYRE, SAID TO BE THE VICTIMS OF THEIR OWN BOOBY TRAPS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEO0I9HZ911C6YPYL3IRKFA19A
    Media URN:
    VLVAEO0I9HZ911C6YPYL3IRKFA19A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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