Leader of the Bechuananland Peoples Party, Mr. Philip Matante is questioned on relations with Rhodesia?
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Background: Leader of the Bechuananland Peoples Party, Mr. Philip Matante is questioned on relations with Rhodesia and on the setting up of transmitter at Francistown. He is also the leader of the opposition in the legislative council. (legco is presently sitting at Lobatsi)
informatively. Prime Minister Khama will not say anything and will not allow any of his henchmen to do so, privately he has expressed the sentiment that this is the white mans trouble and let the white man sort it out there is a question coming up in legco next week asking for clarification of the govts position in relation to rhodesia.
Matante has his home at Francistown and is naturally concerned.
Whites in Francistown express bad feelings towards the radium but will not say on camera as almost all are govt employees or WENELA, many express the thought that as soon as is ready to operate there may well be an explosion, like the one that destroyed the plane that was to take Wolpe and Goldreich from there.