§ 69. Mr. Fenner Brockway
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies on what charges Mr. J. F. Sangala, President of the Nyasaland African Congress, and Mr. D. T. Banda, Secretary, have been placed on trial in Zomba.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Mr. Banda has been charged with doing an act with seditious intention in contravention of Section 57 (1) (a) of the Penal Code, by handing a certain document to the Editor of the Nyasaland Times; with publishing a seditious publication in contravention of Section 57 (1) (c) of the Penal Code; and with having in his possession without lawful excuse a seditious publication in contravention of Section 57 (2) of the Penal Code.
Mr. Sangala has been charged with counselling Mr. Banda to commit the first two of the offences with which the latter is charged.