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South Africa / Car Crash / Free Press Issue #541524

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 29, 1985
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(Studio) Contd. violence in South Africa, due to anti-apartheid action and to tribal warfare, noted. Deaths of anti-apartheid activists Molly Blackburn and Brian Bishop in car crash reported Funerals for South African exiles shot in border raid blamed on South African troops by neighboring country of Lesotho mentioned.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(South Africa) Details given with regard to Lesotho allegations against South Africa in killing of African National Congress members in Lesotho. Remarks of Lesotho chief min. Leabua Jonathan quoted; plans to go to United Nations with regard to situation with South Africa noted. [Lesotho minister of information Desmond SIXISHE - comments.] Burials in Maseru, Lesotho, mentioned. Deaths in South Africa of Blackburn and Bishop detailed; scenes shown.
REPORTER: Michael Buerk

(Studio) South African restrictions with regard to news reports of violence noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(South Africa) Details given with regard to inconsistent police and army action against journalists. [Police OFFICER - comments.] Scenes shown. Case of news camera operator noted. [MAN - comments on charges.] Case of television news crew cited. [Crew MBR. - comments.] [S. African civil rights attorney Sidney KENTRIDGE - comments on government restrictions.] Possible lawsuit by individuals or news orgs. mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Kent

Reporter(s):
Buerk, Michael;
Kent, Peter;
Palmer, John
Duration:
00:04:40

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