HC Deb 07 June 1888 vol 326 c1407
MR. BUCHANAN (Edinburgh, W.)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he can give the House any information with regard to an attack alleged to have been made on the Rev. W. P. Johnson, of the Universities' Mission, and Mr. Buchanan, Acting British Consul, at Nyassa; who the attacking party were; and, what steps are to be taken for their punishment?


A Report from Mr. Buchanan states that, having landed, accompanied by Mr. Johnson, to seek an interview with the Chief Makangila, he and his party were roughly treated; one man was drowned, apparently in an attempt to swim off to the steamer. The only reason given by the Natives was that they objected to the exhibition by Mr. Buchanan of the Consular flag. No steps have been taken for punishment of the aggressors, who are far beyond the roach of Her Majesty's Forces.