Typescript copy of memorandum, dated 7 Feb 1961, to Minister of Native Affairs, Southern Rhodesia concerning compensation for financial losses by 28 former political detainees and restrictees (released in 1961) during their two year detention, the failure of Native Commissioners to look after their property during their detention, the cancellation of the allowance paid to detainees families during their imprisonment, and their difficulty in obtaining employment.
Southern Rhodesia: Ministry of Native Affairs
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- ReferenceGB 101 ICS 78
- Dates of Creation1961
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 item (3pp)
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Southern Rhodesia African National Congress was founded in 1957 under the leadership of Joshua Nkomo. It was banned by the Government in 1959, and several prominent members were arrested and detained. The detainees were released early in 1961. Their claim for compensation does not appear to have been successful.
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