ABC Evening News for Monday, May 19, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Johannesburg, South Africa: Jim Hickey) South African raids into Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, allegedly against African National Congress (ANC) examined; details given, scenes shown. [Botswana President Quett MASIRE - is horrified.] [Zambian President Ken. KAUNDA - condemns South African cowardice.] [ANC spokesperson Johnny MAKATINI - thinks attacks have strengthened ANC.] [S. African info. min. Louis NEL - compares South Africa's decision with President Reagan's raid on Libya.] Contd. racial violence within South Africa described.
(DC: Sam Donaldson) [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - condemns attacks; endorses positions of victims.] [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - denies comparison between Libya and Zambia, Zimbabwe or Botswana.] Possibility US amb. Herman Nickle will be recalled from South Africa noted. [Senator Paul SIMON, Walter FAUNTROY - want sanctions against South Africa.]