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South Africa / Soweto Riots Anniversary #103065

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 16, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Anniversary of riots in Soweto, outside Johannesburg, South Africa, recalled.

(Johannesburg, South Africa: Jim Hickey) Church services commemorating riots described. [PASTOR - speaks to congregation.] [Bishop Desmond TUTU - speaks to congregation.] Conditions in South Africa described. [Activist Murphy MOROBE - recalls day of riots.] [Retired police brigadier T.J. SWANEPOEL - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Anchor interviews reporter Hickey. Questions concern effect of security measures on media reports; reporter responds. Some news of incidents in black townships reported Activist Winnie Mandela and Tutu quoted. Background on Soweto and demonstrations and riots in 1976 noted; details given, scenes shown. Death of teenager Hector Petersen reported Issue of using Afrikaans language in black schools mentioned. Report introduced.

(DC: John Martin) Demonstrations in Washington, DC against South Africa and against President Reagan's position noted. [Senator Gary HART - comments.] Upcoming House vote with regard to ban on new United States business investment in South Africa cited. Statement of Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairperson Richard Lugar on economy sanctions quoted. Senator Nancy Kassebaum's disagreement with Republican position stated. [KASSEBAUM - comments.] [REAGAN - refuses questions with regard to South Africa.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - comments.] Business decisions by American companies with regard to South Africa connections noted, include Bank of American policy, and departure from country by General Elec. and Pepsico. [Activist Reverend Leon SULLIVAN - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) United Nations conference on possible sanctions against South Africa reported to begin in Paris, France. Absence of US, Britain and West Germany mentioned; scenes shown.

Hickey, Jim;
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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