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South Africa / Sharpeville Six #559889

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 23, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Sharpeville Six, blacks in South Africa who were sentenced to death for murder of government official, reported receiving reprieve from President P.W. Botha. Report introduction

(Sharpeville, South Africa: Robin Lloyd) Case of Sharpeville Six in South Africa reviewed. [WOMAN - says she's happy with regard to reprieve.] Six noted to serve long prison sentences. [Black activist Nthato MOTLANA - says men are not guilty.] 1984 murder of Kuzwayo Diamini recalled; scenes shown. [Witwatersrand Univ. professor John DUGARD - comments on legal implications of case.] International sympathy for prisoners and reprieve discussed. [Prisoner's MOTHER - is thankful for reprieve.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Lloyd, Robin

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