• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT HASTINGS BANDA OF MALAWI WENT ON AN AMERICAN STYLE "WHISTLE TOP" TOUR OF THE CENTRAL REGION BY TRAIN RECENTLY TO MEET THE PEOPLE.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT HASTINGS BANDA OF MALAWI WENT ON AN AMERICAN STYLE "WHISTLE TOP" TOUR OF THE CENTRAL REGION BY TRAIN RECENTLY TO MEET THE PEOPLE. HE SPENT THREE DAYS, INCLUDING STOPS, TRAVELLING IN HIS ESPECIALLY DECORATED PRESIDENTIAL TRAIN.

    PRESIDENT BANDA SET OFF ON HIS TOUR FROM BALAKA. A BIG AND ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD WAS AT THE STATION TO SEE HIM, AND THE PRESIDENT WAS PRESENTED WITH MANY GIFTS. PRESIDENT BANDA COMMENTED ON THE SIZE OF THE CROWD, REMARKING THAT IT DISPROVED REPORTS THAT THE PEOPLE OF BALAKA DID NOT WANT HIM.

    THE PRESIDENT WARNED THE CROWD AT BALAKA AGAINST THE FORMER EDUCATION MINISTER, MR. HENRY CHIPEMBERE, WHO HE CLAIMED WAS IN NEIGHBOURING TANZANIA AND PLOTTING AGAINST HIM. PRESIDENT BANDA SAID THE EX-MINISTER WAS ORGANISING A MALAWI UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT AND INDICATED THAT HE HAD THE SYMPATHY OF THE TANZANIAN GOVERNMENT.

    MR. CHIPEMBERE, WHO RESIGNED IN 1964, WAS LAST REPORTED IN NEW YORK WHERE HE HAS BEEN LIVING AND STUDYING FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS. IN AUGUST HE ANNOUNCED FORMATION OF THE PAN-AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF MALAWI, PLEDGED TO OPPOSE PRESIDENT BANDA. THE PRESIDENT WAS REPORTED AS REFERRING TO ALLEGED TANZANIAN SUPPORT FOR MR. CHIPEMBERE AND THE MALAWI REBELS.

    PRESIDENT BANDA TOLD CROWDS AT BALAKA THEY SHOULD REPORT TO THE MALAWI YOUNG PIONEERS ANYONE MENTIONING THE NAME OF MR. CHIPEMBERE. THIS APPLIED TO CABINET MINISTERS AND MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AS WELL AS THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAS1T70PUUDWLXR79JZCZ7N9C6
    Media URN:
    VLVAS1T70PUUDWLXR79JZCZ7N9C6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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