South Africa's Prime Minister John Vorster arrived in Zomba, capital of Malawi, (May 19) for two days of talks with President Kamuzu Banda.
MV INT Banda greets Vorster in drawing room of State House
MV Banda greets Mrs. Vorster -- both men move to seats
SV Both men take seats
SCU Banda PAN TO Vorster
MV The two men
GV Aircraft taxiing at Lilongwe airport
MV The Vorsters off aircraft -- greeted by Kumbwela.
MV Party moves along (2 shots)
SV Line of League of Malawi woman sing PAN TO Vorster watching.
GV Party moves to cars
SV Car away from airport
GV TRAVEL SHOT ALONG road.
LV Car arrives at functional building
CU INT TILT ON Model of building to layout chart on wall.
SV Mr. Richards addressing PAN TO Vorster & others listening
SV Listeners PAN TO Richards
GV Richards addressing.
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Background: South Africa's Prime Minister John Vorster arrived in Zomba, capital of Malawi, (May 19) for two days of talks with President Kamuzu Banda. This is Mr. Vorster's first visit to an independent Black African State. The topics of the Banda/Vorster talks were kept secret.
According to a report in South Africa's Nationalist Party Newspaper, Die Beeld, Dr. Carel de Wet, South Africa's Minister for Health and Mines said the new international airport being built at Lilongwe (where 6 million Sterling is being loaned by South Africa to build a new Malawi capital) could become South Africa's most forward springboard against "Communist dangers."
Former Malawi Foreign Minister, Kanyama Chiume described Dr. Banda's invitation to Mr. Vorster as "A dastardly act". He also appealed to African Nations to remove Dr. Banda from the Organisation of African Unity. Mr. Chiume, Secretary General of the Pan African Democratic Party, which opposes Dr. Banda, has been exiled since he was sacked from the Malawi Cabinet in May, 1964.