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South Africa / Political Prisoners #317858

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 04, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Johannesburg, South Africa: Martha Teichner) Possibility government will release Govan Mbeki, political prisoner jailed in 1963 with Nelson Mandela, reported; background to his arrest and possible implications of his release for anti-apartheid movement considered. Photos shown. [1964, Winnie MANDELA - expects war to continue] Differences in lives of Winnie Mandela and Epainette Mbeki described. [MBEKI - cites her lack of bitterness, need for sense of humor.] Exile of her sons noted; Thabo Mbeki mentioned expected to be African National Congress's next leader Importance of Robin Island prison as school for black revolutionaries and roles played there by Mandela and Mbeki discussed. [Journalist Tommy MKUANAZI - describes meeting with Mbeki in Robin Island; believes Mbeki will continue political active if freed.] [MBEKI -cites need to continue sacrificing.]

Rather, Dan;
Teichner, Martha

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