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South Africa / Mandela Release #573144

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 10, 1990
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(Capetown: Tom Brokaw) Announcement that Nelson Mandela will be released by South African President F.W. de Klerk tomorrow reported; scenes shown of black community celebrating in the streets. [At press conference, de KLERK - calls for positive climate for negotiations; comments on full citizenship rights for all South Africans.] White reaction detailed. [Two WHITES, three BLACKS - respond.] Photo shown of de Klerk with Mandela. [De KLERK - talks about his meeting with Mandela.] Mandela's first statement quoted.

(Soweto: Robin Lloyd) Celebrations in Mandela hometown featured; scenes shown from Soweto and of rally in Johannesburg. [Three WOMEN, Archbishop Desmond TUTU - comment; cry "freedom."] [Winnie MANDELA - calls it a new beginning.]

(Capetown: Tom Brokaw) Police reported opening fire on black demonstration against rent increases; scenes shown of wounded in that black township. Charges from Jesse Jackson that police fired at his motorcade near Crossroads, South Africa.

Brokaw, Tom;
Lloyd, Robin

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