§ 74. Sir Knox Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs if he will now declare Mr. Simbule persona non grata; and whether Mr. Simbule has made any apology for repeating his former public insult to Great Britain.
§ Mr. George Thomson
The present position is as follows:—
Mr. Simbule was reported to have made further derogatory remarks about Her Majesty's Government in London and Nairobi on 12th and 13th August in the course of his return to Zambia for a conference. We have asked the Zambian Government for clarification of these reported remarks and I will consider whether any further action is necessary in the light of their reply when I receive it.