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South Africa / Biko Death Controversy #495418

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 19, 1977
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(Studio) Controversy surrounding death of South African black leader Steve Biko noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Blacks gathering in Soweto churches for memorial services aren't just mourning Biko's death, but protesting South Africa policies. [Black People's Convention spokesperson Dr. Ntatho MOTLANA - claims Vorster and government responsible for Biko's death.] Controversy grows and open investigation is called for; has never been done in security case before, but government newspapers and prominent white Afrikaners join calls for it. Gathering in Johannesburg noted. Justice minister Jimmy Kruger is reported to have said heads will roll among security police. However, methods at police disposal show no signs of being changed.
REPORTER: Tom Ackerman

Ackerman, Tom;
Brinkley, David

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