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South Africa / Violence / Migrant Hostels #142015

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 27, 1992
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Statement from African National Congress president Nelson Mandela that strikes and protests will replace negotiations with the white government noted.

(Johannesburg: Don Kladstrup) The culture of violence in South Africa examined; many scenes shown of the dead. [Analyst Lloyd VOGELMAN - calls it a "culture of obliteration."] [Author Allister SPARKS - says confidence in the peacekeepers must be restored.] Last week's massacre in Boipatong, South Africa, recalled. [Two black MEN - comment.] Blame of the violence on migrant hostels noted; scenes shown from these armed camps, many of which are controlled by the Inkatha, which is waging a power struggle with the ANC. [Black MAN - comments.] [University of Capetown Mamphele RAMPHELE - explains the low value of human life there.] The social acceptability of violence in South Africa's culture reiterated. [SPARKS - says anarchy is a choice.]

Kladstrup, Don;
Simpson, Carole

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