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South Africa / Apartheid / State of Emergency #103031

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 12, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced concerning South Africa government invoking state of emergency prior to anniversary of Soweto township uprising.

(Johannesburg, South Africa: Jim Hickey) Details given with regard to effects of state of emergency in Johannesburg, South Africa, and other cities. [Unnamed United Democratic Front OFFICIAL - comments.] South Africa President P.W. Botha's remarks with regard to African National Congress reported 1976 Soweto uprising mentioned. [BOTHA - comments.] Details of government action noted; reaction stated. [Opposition parliament member David DALLING - comments.] [Bishop Desmond TUTU - comments.] [BOTHA - comments with regard to United States stance.] Unrest in Capetown over conditions in nearby Crossroads described; scenes shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reaction of other ntns. to South Africa action reported, include call for United Nations Security Council meeting

(DC: John McWethy) United States reaction to state of emergency noted. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - comments.] Reagan administration policy with regard to South Africa stated, shown on screen; reactions cited. [Representative Patricia SCHROEDER - comments.] Stmts. of Eminent Persons Group in Britain quoted; scenes shown. Issues of economic pressure mentioned. [Group spokesperson Malcolm FRASER - comments.] Reagan administration's position against economy sanctions unless forced by Congress noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview introduced with South Africa deputy minister of information Louis Nel. Scenes shown of interview. [NEL - comments with regard to state of emergency.] South African feeling with regard to comparisons to Zimbabwe stated.

Hickey, Jim;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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