HC Deb 22 December 1954 vol 535 cc292-3W
Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why Mr. M. Y. Chibambo, after serving his sentence in prison, has been rusticated to Port Herald in Nyasaland; in particular, why he is not allowed to live with his family; why he is barred from any post other than that of a low-paid government clerk; and when the Government of Nyasaland intends to allow him to return home to the Lomba district.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Mr. Chibambo was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment last year on charges of doing an act with seditious intent, with uttering seditious words and with attempting to undermine the lawful power and authority of a native authority. The court recommended that a Restriction Order be made in his case, and this came into operation on his release from prison on 12th July, 1954.

Mr. Chibambo has been provided with a house at Port Herald and his wife and children are free to join him. He has been given a Government post as a means of earning his living but he may take work outside the Government service if he wishes, other than as a school-teacher, with a native authority, or with Nyasaland Railways.

The Restriction Order is reviewed every six months, and Mr. Chibambo's case is due for consideration in February, 1955.