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South Africa #310290

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 15, 1986
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Black leaders reported vowing defiances of ban on observing anniversary of 1976 Soweto massacre tomorrow and calling for general strike. Car bombing, blamed on African National Congress, said cited by government as evidence of need for state of emergency. Following report noted issued under severe government restrictions.

(Evaton, South Africa: Allen Pizzey) Scenes of Durban car bombing shown. Alleged plans of black radicals for violence said government's reason for state of emergency. Nationwide blood bath said feared. [Bureau for Info. Leon MELLET, Department Min. for Info. Louis NEL - speak of violence and government's response.] Johannesburg scenes of preparation and Soweto anniversary observance shown. Bishop Desmond Tutu said planning special religious services. Evaton scenes shown. [TUTU - speaks of blacks' desires.] Role of armed forces noted. Tutu's words said not broadcast due to prohibitions. [TUTU - seeks talks.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Reverend Allan Boesak cited a black leader intending to defy ban on Soweto observances. Boesak noted head of World Alliances of Reformed Churches. [BOESAK - in answer to question, believes government ban has not weakened will of blacks. Cites numerous planned services.] Govt. restrictions blamed for CBS News in South Africa's not transmitting remainder of Boesak remarks. Boesak quoted saying he believes police will be present to provoke violence and that he is prepared for arrest; that talk to avert confrontation is impossible.

Pizzey, Allen;
Sawyer, Forrest

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