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South Africa (R) / Mandela Release / Mandela United Football Club #323890

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 27, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) South African government spokesperson quoted with regard to talks with black activist Nelson Mandela concerning his release; details given. Report introduced.

(Mamelodi, South Africa (R): Martha Teichner) Winnie Mandela's bodyguards, Mandela United Football Club, featured. Mandela's home recalled burned last summer. Burning noted reprisal against Mandela's guards. Club members reported kidnapping black teens from Methodist church and holding them in Mandela's house ; details given, scenes shown. Winnie Mandela noted claiming that boys were being sexually abused by Methodist officials. [Methodist minister Peter STOREY - denies allegations.] [Archbishop Desmond TUTU - doesn't like football team.] Team noted harming Winnie Mandela's reputation among blacks.

Schieffer, Bob

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