Governor of Tanzania announces changes to constitution which will lead to independence.
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Elections in Tanganyika - Governor Sir Richard Turnbull announces important constitutional changes which will lead towards independence for Tanzania.
MS Bibi Titi, leader of the women's section of the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU) talking to Joseph Nyerere (Julius Nyerere's brother) and other TANU officials outside Karimjee Hall, where LEGCO (Legislative Council?) sits. Derek Bryceson (Minister for Mines and Commerce) arriving with Mrs. Keeka. Statesman Sir Charles Phillips arriving with his wife. John Rupia, the Vice President of Tanu. The Mayor of Dar es Salaam Councillor Diwani. The Commissioner of Police Mr. G. S. Wilson with Mrs. Wilson talking with police officers outside Karimjee Hall. Julius Nyerere, leader of the Tanganyika elected members organisation and President of TANU being greeted by his followers. General scenes as crowds wait patiently and peacefully for the Governor to arrive.
Inside the House, Julius Nyerere talking to Mr. Rattani (Mayor of Dar-es-Salaam) and Paul Bomani MLC whilst awaiting Mr. Speaker. The House awaits the Governor's arrival. The Governor arrives at the Karimjee Hall and is met by Mr. A. Y. A. Karimjee, the Speaker of the House. Scenes inside the House as the Governor begins his speech. Last two sequences show the opposition benches applauding the announcement of an official majority after the general election next September (i.e. there will be more elected members than Government appointed members).
The Governor leaving Karimjee Hall at the conclusion of his speech. General scenes as members and the public leave Karimjee Hall after the speech. Julius Nyerere leaves Karimjee Hall and is enthusiastically greeted by his followers. He carried from the precincts of the House. Scenes in the streets of Dar es Salaam showing thousands of members of Tanganyika African National Union wearing green shirts and waving green branches, the symbol of the organisation. Scenes as the Governor enters Karimjee Hall to make his speech announcing "Uhuru" (freedom). Scenes outside Karimjee Hall as thousands wildly cheer members of the TANU celebrate his Excellency the Governor's declaration.