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South Africa / Racial Unrest #271143

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 16, 1980
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(Studio) Major riots in Soweto, South Africa, in 1976 recalled; clash between police and demonstrators in Soweto today reported Details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Prime Min. P.W. Botha's historic visit to Soweto last year and his insinuation of upcoming change in South Africa's racial policy recalled; films shown. Recent school boycott by mixed-race students, death of 2 strikers by police and situation today discussed; magnitude of 1976 Soweto riots and lack of progress since examined. Films shown. [S. African council of churches spokesperson Bishop Desmond TUTU - notes significance of June 16 to blacks.] Success of Robert Mugabe's black ntlst. movement in Zimbabwe noted fueling South African mvt.; implications for nation's white minority with regard to recent sabotage of ntl. refineries and attacks on police stations considered. Mania produced by visit of British rugby team and that sport in general said obscuring daily realities; continuation of South Africa's apartheid system noted.
REPORTER: Arden Ostrander

(Studio) South African government reported chging. foreign journalists with inciting black youths in Soweto; restrictions placed on foreign reporters announced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Ostrander, Arden

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