• Short Summary

    THE LEADER OF RHODESIA'S 13-MEMBER OPPOSITION PARTY, MR. CHAD CHIPUNZA, WALKED OUT OF THE OPENING?

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    THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING IN SALISBURY; MR. IAN SMITH AND MR. DUPONT ARRIVING; PROCESSION ENTERING PARLIAMENT; SCENES INSIDE THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING.



    TRANSCRIPT: "ONLY TWO - REGRETTABLY BOTH MEMBERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH, HAVE WITHDRAWN THEIR LOCAL MISSIONS - AND THREE OTHERS HAVE TERMINATED THE APPOINTMENTS OF THEIR HONORARY CONSULS. ESTIMATES ON LOANS AND REVENUE ACCOUNTS AND PUBLIC SERVICES WILL BE LAID BEFORE YOU. IN COMMENDING THESE MATTERS TO YOUR CONSIDERATION, I PRAY THAT THE BLESSING OF ALMIGHTY GOD MAY REST UPON YOUR DELIBERATIONS. IN HER MAJESTY'S NAME IN NOW DECLARE THIS, THE SECOND SESSION OF THE 11TH PARLIAMENT OF RHODESIA TO BE DULY OPENED."




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    EDITORS NOTE: FACILITIES WERE NOT MADE AVAILABLE TO FILM MR DUPONT WHILE HE WAS MAKING HIS ADDRESS. THE SOUND ON THIS FILM WAS RECORDED AND LATER LAID OVER THE FILM.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE LEADER OF RHODESIA'S 13-MEMBER OPPOSITION PARTY, MR. CHAD CHIPUNZA, WALKED OUT OF THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE RHODESIAN PARLIAMENT IN SALISBURY ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 22) IN PROTEST AGAINST MR. CLIFFORD DUPONT, THE OFFICER ADMINISTERING THE GOVERNMENT, READING THE SPEECH FROM THE THRONE.

    MR. CHIPUNZA SAID IN A STATEMENT AFTER LEAVING THE CHAMBER, THAT HE DID NOT ACCEPT MR. DUPONT AS REPRESENTATIVE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, BUT ADDED: "OUR POSITION DOES NOT IMPLY NON-RECOGNITION OF THE GOVERNMENT AS SUCH."THE PRESENT RHODESIAN PARLIAMENT IS REGARDED AS ILLEGAL BY BRITAIN.

    IN HIS SPEECH, MR DUPONT REVIEWED EVENTS IN RHODESIA SINCE THE COUNTRY SEIZED INDEPENDENCE, BUT HE MADE NO MENTION OF FUTURE RELATIONS WITH BRITAIN, NOR OF THE PRESENT TALKS BEING HELD IN SALISBURY BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. HE WENT ON:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA63SU0XLFO2UOHYBP7K7APC43A
    Media URN:
    VLVA63SU0XLFO2UOHYBP7K7APC43A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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