President Kamuzu Banda of Malawi announced on Friday (2 July) that the would make a state visit to South Africa next month.
MV INT. Banda greets vorster at State House
MV Banda greets Mrs. Vorster - both men to seats
SV The two take seats
SCU Banda PAN TO Vorster
MV The two men
GV Aircraft taxiing at Lilongue airport
MV The Vorsters off aircraft -- greeted by Kumbwela
MV Party (2 shots)
SV Line of league of Malawi women sing PAN TO Vorster
GV Party moves to cars
SV Car away from airport
GV Travel shot along road
V Car arrives at reception building
CU INT. TILT TO Model of building to layout chart on wall
SV Mr. Richards addressing PAN TO Vorster & others listening
SV Listeners PAN TO Richards
GV Richards speaking
Initials SGM/0158 SGM/0137
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Background: President Kamuzu Banda of Malawi announced on Friday (2 July) that the would make a state visit to South Africa next month. He told Parliament that he believed in contact and dialogue as a means of ending apartheid in South Africa.
Dr. Banda has been a consistent supporter of dialogue with South Africa, and malawi was one of the six states to vote against the Organisation for African Unity resolution last month saying that no basis existed for a meaningful dialogue with South Africa.
This library film shows Mr. John Vorster, South Africa's Prime Minister, arriving in Malawi in May 1970 for two days of talks with Dr. Banda. It was Mr. Vorster's first visit to an independent black African state.