§ Mr. Swingler
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many persons who possess British passports are at present being detained without trial in South Africa.
§ Mr. Mathew
No persons possessing British passports are known to Her Majesty's Consular Officers to be detained without trial in South Africa, other than Mr. Sydney Kitching.
Five days ago Mr. Theo Musi was arrested. He had been ordered by the South African authorities to be deported to Bechuanaland last year and had allegedly evaded deportation. He is expected to some to trial very soon.
Mr. Musi has applied for a Bechuanaland passport and is reported to be considered by the South African authorities a Bechuanaland citizen.