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South Africa / Government Crackdown On Blacks / Buthelezi #490990

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 20, 1977
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(Studio) African members of United Nations have asked for emergency meeting of Security Council to discuss South Africa government crackdown on blacks. United States has warned South Africa that this could affect future relations between 2 cntrys. Only one black leader has been left free in South Africa.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Durban, South Africa) Zulu tribal chief Gatsha Buthelezi bridges gap between traditional and modern pols. and uses his influence to challenge white-ruled system by every means short of violence. Buthelezi's movement successfully recruits members of tribes other than Zulus, despite government's anger and contention that each tribe must develop separately, thereby remaining weak. Buthelezi says he expects this to mean final showdown with rulers. [BUTHELEZI- says it would serve his purpose if government takes action against him, since it would show fraudulent practices in government] So far, Buthelezi has used influence to keep frustrations of fellows from boiling over, but if government bans him, moderates will have almost run out of leaders
REPORTER: Tom Ackerman

Ackerman, Tom;
Brinkley, David

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