ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 15, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Release of Govan Mbeki by white South African government recalled. Report introduced.
(Johannesburg, South Africa: Jim Hickey) First television interview by Mbeki reported; details given, scenes shown. Mbeki shown giving black African power salute. History of Mbeki's imprisonment, along with Nelson Mandela and other leaders of African National Congress, reviewed; photos shown. [MBEKI - calls for end to violence.] His ties to African National Congress and communist party noted. [MBEKI - discusses communists] Reason for Mbeki's release noted. [South Africa for. min Roelof (Pik) BOTHA - says release done according to government's concept of justice.] Consideration of Mbeki's release as test case for release of others, include Mandela, reported [MBEKI - opposes apartheid.] Mbeki's role as symbol to fellow blacks stated.
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