NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 02, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) South African government's official version of number detained under state of emergency laws reported; details given.
(No location given: John Cochran) Possible political damage to South Africa from arresting dissident Zwelakhe Sisulu examined; Sisulu's background outlined. [Recently, SISULU - feels peace won't be lasting until majority rule occurs.] [Harvard classmate Mike PRIDE - recalls Sisulu's commitment.] [Exiled dissident Wiseman CASWALO - considers Sisulu's commitment to ideals rare.] Sisulu's "The New Nation" newspaper and role of mother Albertina, considered with Winnie Mandela unofficial leaders of African National Congress, reviewed; Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu noted imprisoned for past decades. [Exiled journalist Don. WOODS - cites diplomacy error in arresting Sisulu.] [Recently, SISULU - is confident father will be freed soon.]