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Rhodesia / South Africa #251283

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 04, 1977
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(Studio) Rhodesia parliament passes land reform bill to give blacks larger share of country Is victory for Prime Min. Ian Smith. Questions to South Africa leaders and answers part of concluding report in series with regard to South Africa.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Problems of South Africa noted. All parties in South Africa agree on need for change but not on methods. [Ntllst. party F.W. de KLERK- cites Ntlists. view of situation with many varied groups of people in cntry. E. Indian residents noted. Restrictions on blacks, who live in areas like Soweto, detailed. [Reform party M.P. Helen SUZMAN - cites changes progressive Reform Party believes will have to take place in order to head off further unrest.] [de KLERK talks of Ntlist. party's timetable for change.] Black riots in 1960 and 1976 noted; blacks split on ultimate and immediate aims. [United party M.P. Gideon JACOBS - cites objections to 1-man-1 vote proposition. Indians fear experience as when Idi Amin took over Uganda. Small black groups fear power of numerically superior black groups.] Re: possibility of elimination of social barriers. [JACOBS - says particular persons or groups have right to discriminate but government doesn't.] [de KLERK - says time to come when all will have human dignity and basic human rights.] Growing number of whites feel Ntlist. party of Prime Min. John Vorster and its policies bad for blacks and country
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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