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South Africa / State of Emergency #129525

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 07, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Announcement by South African President F.W. de Klerk that state of emergency will be lifted in provinces, except Natal, South Africa, and release of more political prisoners reported. African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela noted stating he is not ready to call for lifting of international sanctions against South Africa; scenes shown from Paris, France. [MANDELA - comments on de Klerk's statements.] Report introduced.

(Johannesburg: Richard Sergei) Changing government policy regarding use of police in South Africa featured; scenes shown of police clubbing and shooting at black demonstrators. [Disguised former DETECTIVE - says police hands are now tied.] [Police major general Herman STADLER - says there is uncertainty in any changing society.] [Political analyst Mark SWILLING - says police feel uncertain about their purpose.] Government's fear that it may not be able to rely on police to help with peaceful reform noted.

Sergei, Richard;
Simpson, Carole

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