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South Africa / Mandela Release #126671

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 01, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Capetown: Richard Sergei) Issue of release of Nelson Mandela, after 27 years of imprisonment in South Africa, featured; details given of planned meeting between Mandela and President F.W. de Klerk that never took place and of expected speech from de Klerk upon opening of parliament. [Archbishop Desmond TUTU - talks about conditions for release.] Snag in release negotiations because of Mandela's conditions cited. [Conservative party leader Andries TRUERNICHT - explains why de Klerk can't meet all the demands.] [Political analyst professor Carl NOFKE - says we should not expect too much from de Klerk.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Announcement from administration that both Mandela and de Klerk would be invited to Washington noted.

Sawyer, Diane;
Sergei, Richard

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