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South Africa / Botha / Young Visit #252419

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 06, 1977
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(Studio) United Nations ambassador Andrew Young is in controversy with regard to planned trip to South Africa later in May.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Young's recent comment with regard to South Africa government noted. Reports that Young might visit black ghetto on trip prompted foreign minister R. F. Botha to hint at 1st that Young might not be allowed in country (Film shown.) [BOTHA - says Young short-circuited official channels.] Later, Botha says they'll consider visit, but won't be dictated to by United States or anyone. [YOUNG - has nothing to gain in South Africa, but perhaps blacks and whites there do, if they learn to live together peacefully. Notes his support for nonviolent change; wouldn't turn down such opportunity to work for it if it's possible in South Africa.] Controversy could strain May 19 meeting between Vice President Mondale and Prime Min. John Vorster.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Kalb, Bernard;
Mudd, Roger

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