NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Johannesburg, South Africa (R): Robin Lloyd) Hunger-striking prisoners in South Africa reported ending their protest of detention without trial after government declared it would release them. [Archbishop Desmond TUTU - comments on situation.] Black activists reported breaking ties with Winnie Mandela due to investigation into murder of teen Stompie Moeketsi; details recalled of Mandela's bodyguards who allegedly kidnapped and beat Moeketsi to death. [United Democrat Front spokesperson Murphy MOROBE - says his group will no longer associate with Mandela.] Mandela controversy noted hurting anti-apartheid movement.
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