• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KAMUZU BANDA OF MALAWI HAS PUBLICLY THANKED SOUTH AFRICA FOR ITS LOAN OF EIGHT MILLION RAND (4.7 MILLIONS STERLING) FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF THE BUILDING OF MALAWI'S NEW CAPITAL AT LILONGWE.

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    BANDA PREPARES TO ADDRESS CROWD; BAND SPEAKING -- SOUND ON FILM THROUGHOUT.



    BANDA: "THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA IS WILLING TO LEND US MONEY TO HELP US TO BEGIN BUILDING THE CAPITAL IN LILONGWE, TO THE TUNE OF EIGHT MILLION RAND. ONE RAND IS ABOUT ELEVEN AND EIGHTPENCE. THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE GOOD ARITHMETICIANS WILL CALCULATE THAT IT'S ABOUT FOUR MILLION POUNDS, OR FOUR MILLION, SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX POUNDS THIRTEEN SHILLINGS FOURPENCE. IF NYASALAND HAD MADE, UNDER THE FEDERATION, IF IT WERE STILL UNDER THE FEDERATION NOW, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO BRIDGE AT (INDISTINCT). NO ROAD FROM KARONGA TO CHITIWA, NO BRIDGE AT LILONGWE, OVER THE (INDISTINCT) RIVER, NO TEXTILE FACTORY IN BLANTYRE, NO MALAWI (INDISTINCT), NO AGREEMENT, NO BRIDGE OVER THE ....THAT'S WHAT I HAVE SAID, BUT I AM HERE TO REPEAT TO YOU. HAD WE STILL BEEN UNDER THIS FEDERATION, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO THOUGHT, ANY THOUGHT OF KAMUZU ASKING THE UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA TO LEND US MONEY. IT WAS SIMPLY UNTHINKABLE. UNTHINKABLE. THIS IS THE GENTLEMAN WHO REPRESENTED THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA."




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    Background: PRESIDENT KAMUZU BANDA OF MALAWI HAS PUBLICLY THANKED SOUTH AFRICA FOR ITS LOAN OF EIGHT MILLION RAND (4.7 MILLIONS STERLING) FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF THE BUILDING OF MALAWI'S NEW CAPITAL AT LILONGWE. SPEAKING AT A MASS RALLY ON CHIKWAWA ON SATURDAY, DR. BANDA SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS HIS "DEEPEST AND MOST SINCERE" GRATITUDE TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABNTVHUJFHIBS0VUXCDN919YIE
    Media URN:
    VLVABNTVHUJFHIBS0VUXCDN919YIE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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