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South Africa / Politics / Murder Case / Mbeki Interview #400008

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Nov 02, 1995
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Johannesburg: Mike Hanna) Arrest of senior officials of the old apartheid regime of South Africa on murder charges for a 1987 massacre featured; scenes shown of the accused and shouting black crowds and from the house where the killings took place. [Suspect former defense minister General Magnus MALAN - calls it a dark hour for South Africa.] [Former police commissioner General Johann VAN der MERWE - calls for amnesty.] [National Association of Democratic Lawyers Krish GOVENDER, victims' relative Mbuso MTULI, National Party Martinus VAN SCHALKWIJK - comment.] [In interview, South African deputy executive president Thabo MBEKI - says this is not a national crisis, but a political investigation of death squads that have been linked to those charged today; explains the nation's amnesty law; affirms indications of a landslide in the elections for the African National Congress (ANC); in response to anchor's question, says the police will continue its investigation of death squads.]

Hanna, Mike;
Shaw, Bernard

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