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South Africa / Transkei Independence #243054

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 25, 1976
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(Studio) Disturbances in Capetown, South Africa, noted. South Africa grants independence to 1 of black homelands, Transkei; territory begins new life as outcast republic.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Background on Transkei, with capital at Umtata, noted. Opposition to new administration cited; administration headed by Chief Kaiser Matanzima, who decided 13 years ago to accept independence without vote. Black Africa and United Nations refusing recognition to Transkei and other ntns. can't afford to accept it for political reasons; acceptance would mean also accepting South Africa's race policies.
REPORTER: Robin Wright

Cronkite, Walter;
Wright, Robin

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