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South Africa / Simon Concerts / Azanian National Liberation Army / African National Congress #583492

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 09, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pretoria: Charles McLean) South African radical black liberation groups' opposition to singer Paul Simon's upcoming concerts in South Africa featured; scenes shown of Simon performing. Azanian National Liberation Army reported claiming responsibility for a hand grenade thrown in a building housing sound equipment to be used during the concerts; Simon's peace negotiations with the Azanian Youth League mentioned. [At press conference, SIMON - says threat of violence has disappeared.] [Azanian Youth League Thami MCERWA - says there is no guarantee of nonviolence.] February 1987 scenes shown of Simon performing; 1987 African National Congress (ANC) protests of Simon's recording tracks in South Africa for his "Graceland" album recalled. Scenes shown of ANC leader Nelson Mandela whose approval was obtained for the upcoming concerts. [SIMON - says he just wanted to bring music.]

Brokaw, Tom;
McLean, Charles

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