• Short Summary

    Celebrations mark proclamation of new chief of the Ba-Phokeng tribe in Bantu.

  • Description

    Titles read: "SOUTH AFRICA - OK, CHIEF!".

    Bantu, South Africa.

    Various shots of a procession marching along a country road in Bantu to mark the proclamation of Edward Patrick La bone Molotlegi as the new chief of Ba-Phokeng tribe. A military band marches past followed by soldiers and men in traditional African tribesmen clothes. Soldiers mark time as an officer in a kilt and a fireman's helmet stands by. Lines of women in skirts and blouses mark time and chant.

    Crowds of people gather around a dais where the new chief sits, wearing an Admiral's uniform, with other officials. The new chief talks to people around the dais. Tribesmen perform a traditional dance.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1597.19
    Media URN:
    50927
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:47:00 / 01:43:39:00
    Canister:
    59/78

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