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    DR.HASTINGS BANDA, THE MALAWI PRIME MINISTER, ATTACKED THE TANZANIA GOVERNMENT AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN?

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    1.
    SV DR BANDA ARRIVES
    0.11

    2.
    SV PRESS
    0.11

    3.
    SV DR BANDA SEATED
    0.21

    4.
    CU SECRET DOCUMENTS (2 SHOTS)
    0.38

    5.
    SV DR BANDA WITH INTERVIEWER SOF: INTERVIEWER SPEAKS "WELL IT'S PERSONAL IT'S TO ... ENDS: ....MR KAMBONA AND THE EX MINISTERS"
    2.28

    6.
    SV DR BANDA GETS UP AND SHAKES HANDS
    2.36


    "WELL, IT'S PERSONAL. IT'S TO THE PRIME MINISTER'S SECRETARY, AND IT SAYS:



    'MR. CHIPEMBERE'S TANZANIA CONTACTS. IN A DOCUMENT RECENTLY CAPTURED BY SECURITY FORCES IN THE FORT JOHNSON DISTRICT, THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH APPEARS UNDER THIS HEADING.



    'MEMORANDUM FOR THE LEADERS IN ZAMBIA CAMP...THIS BEING WRITTEN CHIPEMBERE'S OWN HANDWRITING....THE LETTERS SENT TO LEADERS IN TANGANYIKA SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO MR. CHIUME. AN ENVELOP HEAVING A WINDOW SHOULD BE USED. THE MAN TO CONTACT AS SOON AS THE MESSENGERS ARRIVE AT MBAMBA BAY IS MR. OTHINIELL KAMBONA (MP FOR THE AREA). THIS MAN IS THE YOUNGER BROTHER OF KAMBONA THE MINISTER. HE WILL SEND THE MESSAGES TO MR. CHIUME; LETTERS TO BE POSTED TO ME SECRETLY SHOULD ALSO GO BY THIS ROUTE.'"



    'SO THE AUTHOR GOES ON, THAT IS, THE SENIOR POLICE OFFICER WRITING ON BEHALF OF THE SPECIAL BRANCH COMMISSIONER. THERE IS OBVIOUSLY FURTHER COMMENT AFTER THE WORD GUNS, ILLEGIBLE BUT ATTEMPTS TO DISCOVER EXACTLY WHAT WAS WRITTEN HAVE FAILED. HE GOES ON:



    'IN PASSING THE ABOVE INFORMATION TO THE PRIME MINISTER WOULD YOU PLEASE DRAW TO HIS ATTENTION THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT SECURITY FORCES WOULD BE ABLE TO INTERCEPT A REBEL COURIER ON HIS WAY TO OTHINIELL, THAT IS KAMBONA. THE PRIME MINISTER IS REQUESTED TO DELAY MAKING ANY PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION AS LONG AS POSSIBLE IN THE HOPE THAT MIGHT GET EVEN MORE DAMNING MATERIAL REGARDING THE LIAISON BETWEEN MR. KAMBONA AND THE EX-MINISTER."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DR.HASTINGS BANDA, THE MALAWI PRIME MINISTER, ATTACKED THE TANZANIA GOVERNMENT AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN LONDON TODAY (MONDAY).HE PRODUCED A LETTER FROM THE MALAWI SPECIAL BRANCH ALLEGING THAT AN INCRIMINATING LETTER IN THE HANDWRITING OF MR.CHIPEMBERE, THE DISMISSED MALAWI MINISTER, IMPLICATING TANZANIA, HAD BEEN INTERCEPTED.

    THE DOCUMENT WAS SAID TO HAVE TOLD MR.CHIPEMBERE'S SUPPORTERS THE ADDRESS OF THEIR LEADERS IN NEIGHBOURING TANGANYIKA.MALAWI SECURITY FORCES CLAIM TO HAVE ANOTHER DOCUMENT IN MR.CHIPEMBERE'S HANDWRITING LISTING ARMS AND AMMUNITION.

    AT THE CONFERENCE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID:
    DR.BANDA SAID THAT HE HAD WRITTEN TO PRESIDENT NYERERE AND HAD RECEIVED NO REPLY.BUT HE EMPHASIZED THAT THE PRESIDENT MIGHT NOT HAVE GOT THE LETTER".IN THE OPINION OF THE MALAWI POLICE, HE SAID, THERE HAD NEVER BEEN ANY INDICATION THAT PRESIDENT NYERERE WAS IMPLICATED IN THE AFFAIR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADFYY8SBW1G0OZEUYACVGXNI78
    Media URN:
    VLVADFYY8SBW1G0OZEUYACVGXNI78
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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