• Short Summary

    A FULL ARMY BATTALION OF NORTHERN RHODESIA TODAY (SATURDAY) MOVED AGAINST THE VILLAGE OF SIACHEPA, IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE, IN THE DRIVE AGAINST FOLLOWERS OF THE FANATICAL LUMPA CHURCH SECT.

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    A FULL ARMY BATTALION OF NORTHERN RHODESIA TODAY (SATURDAY) MOVED AGAINST THE VILLAGE OF SIACHEPA, IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE, IN THE DRIVE AGAINST FOLLOWERS OF THE FANATICAL LUMPA CHURCH SECT.

    THE MEMBERS OF THE SECT LIVE IN ABOUT TWELVE FORTIFIED VILLAGES IN THE CHINSALI REGION OF THE NORTHERN PROVINCE.

    IN THE PAST WEEK THEY HAVE ENGAGED IN VIOLENT CLASHES WITH THE COUNTRY'S SECURITY FORCES, AND AT LEAST ONE-HUNDRED-AND-TWELVE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED.

    THE ARMY BATTALION WHICH HAS MOVED INTO THE AREA IS SUPPORTED BY A PLATOON OF RIOT POLICE.

    THE GOVERNMENT'S POLICY IS TO MOVE THE SECT'S MEMBERS ESTIMATED AT ABOUT FIVE-THOUSAND, OUT OF THEIR VILLAGES FOR INTEGRATION ON OTHER VILLAGES.

    THE LUMPA CHURCH IS LED BY A SELF-STYLED PROPHETESS, ALICE LENSHINA MULENGA.

    MANY FOLLOWERS OF THE SECT HAVE ALREADY BEEN ARRESTED AND ARE IN PRISON IN CHINSALI.

    THEY INCLUDE ROBERT CHILESHE, BROTHER OF ALICE LENSHINA MULENGA.

    THE POLICE HAVE ALSO SEIZED MORE THAN FIVE-HUNDRED WEAPONS, INCLUDING WAR AXES, BOWS AND ARROWS, AND SOME ANCIENT RIFLES.

    AN OFFICIAL POLICE REPORT DESCRIBED THE LUMPA CHURCH FOLLOWERS AS "ATTACKING WITH THE UTMOST FEROCITY AND A COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR PERSONAL SAFETY."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEUTDHWD7IIT33Q3I8R3IRLACQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUTDHWD7IIT33Q3I8R3IRLACQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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