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(Studio) South Africa security laws, called repressive, provide for imprisonment without trial and holding incommunicado. 20 black prisoners of National Police have died in captivity in 18 mos. Newest death rouses storm of protest and calls for international inquiry.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Johannesburg, South Africa) Steve Biko died Monday night. Impact shown by newspaper headlines. Background detailed. Arrested August 18 outside area prescribed for him; went on hunger strike week ago; then died. Many are suspicious. [Parliament member Mrs. Helen SUZMAN - explains difficulty of trying to find the truth.] South Africa National party, in conv., ignores international criticism, supports government handling of case. Justice minister Jimmy Kruger is more conciliatory; to expedite investigation. Biko being fed intravenously during hunger strike. [KRUGER - describes circumstances of Biko death.] World outcry could spark large investigation.
REPORTER: Doug Sefton
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Sefton, Doug
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