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South Africa / Boipatong Massacre / Constitutional Negotiations / Mandela / Meyer #587167

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 21, 1992
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Johannesburg: Charles McLean) Report featured on announcement by African National Congress president Nelson Mandela that the ANC will pull out of constitutional negotiations with the South African government due to the belief that the government was involved in last week's black-on-black massacre in Boipatong Township, South Africa. [In Boipatong, MANDELA - accuses government of murdering his people.] Scenes shown of South African President F.W. De Klerk's visit to Boipatong yesterday in which protesters would not allow him to get out of his car, of demonstrators chanting "we want guns" in Sebokeng Township, South Africa, and of last month's constitutional negotiations. [On "This Week with David Brinkley", Secretary of State James BAKER - notes possibility of bloodshed.] Mandela reported planning a new strategy and calling on all blacks to stage a national strike the day the Boipatong massacre victims are buried.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) South African government reaction to Mandela's announcement noted. Interview held with South African minister of constitutional development Roelf Meyer. [MEYER - comments on the constitutional talks, whether the government will declare a state of emergency and whether the government was involved in the Boipatong massacre.]

McLean, Charles;
Utley, Garrick

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