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ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 17, 1977
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(Johannesburg, South Africa) Prime Minister John Vorster says United States has applied pressure to make South Africa change internal policy; Vorster has called elec. for November 30, in order to let white electorate speak. It is expected to say same as Vorster. Prime Min. is interviewed in Pretoria office by anchor and reporter Bob Clark.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Pretoria, South Africa) [VORSTER - says government has become aware of pressure affecting American investments and American corps. Refuses to name names, but says it is situation; there have been cases where they've been told people were under pressure. Says USSR wants to destroy South Africa by force, United States wants to strangle country with finesse. Says this has been coming since January of this year, with new United States government of President Carter.] Prime minister is asked to be specific with regard to chgs. that other cntries., presumably United States, are meddling in South Africa's affairs; is asked if he means Carter or Vice President Mondale. [VORSTER - says what United States is asking is that South Africa government intro. 1 man-I vote, or in other words, black major rule.]
REPORTER: HR; Bob Clark

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Vorster's other comments with regard to possible future pressure noted. Full interview with Vorster to be shown on "Issues and Answers" on Sunday, October 23.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reporter(s):
Clark, Bob;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:03:00

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