HC Deb 14 November 1963 vol 684 cc7-8W
Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of the Republic of South Africa regarding the incident involving Dr. Seth Makotoko, a British protected person, Secretary-General of the Marema Tlou Freedom Party, at Flouriesburg on 8th August.

Mr. R. A. Butler

On receipt of a statement by Dr. Makotoko about the incident Her Majesty's Embassy took up his complaint with the South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs and asked for an urgent investigation. In their reply the Ministry said that force was used only to restrain Dr. Makotoko from destroying a document considered to be of security value.