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    With the Nyasaland elections rapidly approaching, Banda, leader of the Malawi Congress Party is doing his utmost to preserve peace & Calm in the Country, so that he will achieve a run away victory over his opponents, whatever there might be after he has, by intimidation and other methods, stifled whatever opposition he can.

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    The picture show, (only very approximately) Banda speaking to his delegates in small groups, each representing an area. He was informed in each case what the opposition was, and then remarked in each case that the opposition could be taken care of......intimidation has been extremely serious in Nyasaland, and the changes of a fair election are extremely remote. Banda already considers himself above any law prevailing in Nyasaland, and runs a private army, in uniform, contrary to regulations, but with out hinderance from the government.



    The sequence of picture very roughly indicate.....Banda speaking to his 'delegates', a variety of shots.....



    A general shot or two outside the Soche township community centre... the delegates stand around talking after leaving the conference hall.. Banda with his 'Amazon women' as he calls them, leaders of the women, He said in a speech recently that Dictatorship was ideal for the African. The baby on the back does not seem to mind.




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    Background: With the Nyasaland elections rapidly approaching, Banda, leader of the Malawi Congress Party is doing his utmost to preserve peace & Calm in the Country, so that he will achieve a run away victory over his opponents, whatever there might be after he has, by intimidation and other methods, stifled whatever opposition he can. At Soche Township near Blantyre this week-end he held a conference, so he calls it, although he spoke for the whole time, at which there were members of the Malawi Party, who will be candidates for the forthcoming elections.... To all and everyone of them he said that he could soon depose chiefs who opposed him, and similar threats. This was said in every case when he spoke to small groups, who were marched before him, after he had finished speaking, when everybody congregated outside to meet him.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8XQGHOEO7V3TKOQHD3JPVRI9X
    Media URN:
    VLVA8XQGHOEO7V3TKOQHD3JPVRI9X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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