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South Africa / Politics / Apartheid #120898

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 08, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Stmts. from new head of South Africa's ruling party, F.W. de Klerk, about white domination and issue of black major rule reported; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(Capetown, South Africa: Richard Sergei) Apartheid, South Africa's system of racial discrimination, featured; case study of impact of apartheid on five yr. old boy Wayne Shirley, whose mother and uncle are of mixed race, detailed; scenes shown. [Mother Amanda SHIRLEY - explains her racial status.] [Mayor of Kraaifontein, South Africa, Sarel VAN DEVENTER - says boy can't live in colored area and go to white school.] [Amanda SHIRLEY - says Wayne is blond.] Outcome of situation noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Sergei, Richard

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