• Short Summary

    A British commission headed by Lord Pearce arrived in Salisbury on Tuesday (11 January) to collect views from both African and White Rhodesians on the terms of settlement on the independence question.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. Salisbury airport
    0.05

    2.
    LV Lord Pearce down steps
    0.11

    3.
    SV Ditto shaking hands with officials
    0.16

    4.
    GV PAN Demonstrators on rooftop
    0.24

    5.
    SV Ditto with placards
    0.26

    6.
    SV Pressmen
    0.29

    7.
    SV Lord Pearce away from aircraft
    0.32

    8.
    GV Salisbury High Court (1414/69 ex VISLIB)
    0.35

    9.
    SV Sithole out of court & into car waves to crowd car moves off
    0.54

    10.
    GV (984/64 ex VISLIB) Nkomo arriving in car
    1.02

    11.
    LV Police
    1.04

    12.
    SV Nkomo enters court
    1.12

    13.
    SV Police & onlookers
    1.14

    14.
    SV Nkomo leaves court & donning African headgear
    1.20

    15.
    SV Onlooker moved by police
    1.22

    16.
    SVs & LV Nkomo talking to supporters (3 shots)
    1.33



    Initials SGM/0234 SGM/0308



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A British commission headed by Lord Pearce arrived in Salisbury on Tuesday (11 January) to collect views from both African and White Rhodesians on the terms of settlement on the independence question.

    There have been several African demonstrations against the peace proposals, and Lord Pearce and his party were confronted with an orderly crowd carrying banners at Salisbury's airport on Tuesday. Lord Pearce later told newsmen he hoped the commission would operate in a calm and peaceful atmosphere and added that the commission wanted to interpret the true voice of Rhodesia.

    So far the proposals have not won support from many African leaders who, in a significant resurgence of Black Nationalism not seen for almost a decade, have been loudly campaigning for their outright rejection.

    Two African leaders the 15-man commission is almost certain to talk to, are Joshua Nkomo and the Reverend Ndabaninigi Sithole. This film includes two short cuts from the Visnews library showing these two men arriving at the Salisbury High Court for sentencing, in 1964 and 1969 respectively.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1YV4SNY6W9ZJYMNGF6ELY2LVG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1YV4SNY6W9ZJYMNGF6ELY2LVG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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