NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 09, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) South African government reported lifting ban on mtgs. of black labor unions; details given.
(Johannesburg, South Africa: Mike Boettcher) Incr. union militancy against apartheid system examined; details given, scenes shown. Amnesty International's estimate of number union leaders jailed since state of emergency began mentioned. [Auto workers union spokesperson Dumile MAKANDA - cites power of unions to affect nation's econ.] [Anglo-American Corporation spokesperson Zac DeBEER - calls for government release of union leaders] [United Democrat Front spokesperson Albertina SISULU - cites organization protest by unions.] [Civil rights attorney Clive THOMPSON - considers potential economy impact of organized labor's anti-apartheid efforts.]