The trial of Johannesburg's Anglican Dean, the Very Rev. Gonville french-Beytagh, on ten main charges?
LV Court building
SV PAN Clergy and others towards courtroom
SV french-Beytagh talking to clergymen
SV PAN Clergy and other observers toward court (2 shots)
SV Coloured men look on from side (2 shots)
SV Others arrive
SV PAN Clergyman towards courtroom
MV PAN Rev. Donald Morton towards court building with friends
MV Coloured clergymen towards court
SV PAN State witness Jordan covers face and enters building
SV Onlookers on roadside
MV Dr. Hogendoorn standing outside
SV Coloured clergyman talks to white woman
GV Spectators outside court.
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Background: The trial of Johannesburg's Anglican Dean, the Very Rev. Gonville french-Beytagh, on ten main charges of plotting the violent overthrow of the South African Government, began in pretoria on Monday (2nd August). The 59-year-old Dean pleaded not-guilty. If found guilty...and he is considered such under the Terrorism Act until he proves his innocence...the minimum sentence facing him is five year's imprisonment, and the maximum...death.
A prosecution witness...police reservist Louis Henry Jordan. . told of secret meetings with the Dean he had reported to Security Police. He was described as a trusted member of the Dean's congregation. The trial is expected to last two weeks. This news coverage was supplied by the South African Broadcasting Corporation.