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South Africa / Racial Violence #95057

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 24, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Uitenhage, South Africa) Contd. racial violence in South Africa examined; films shown. Thursday massacre of blacks near Uitenhage by police recalled catalyst to latest violence.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt

(Studio) Reagan administration's policy toward South Africa of constructive engagement considered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Admin.'s commitment to South African policy and increase criticism of that policy examined. [Courtesy "This Week", assistant secretary state Chester CROCKER - defs. policy.] [Courtesy "This Week", Senator Lowell WEICKER - explains intro legislature calling for economy sanctions against South Africa's apartheid government] [Courtesy "This Week", TransAfrica executive director Randall ROBINSON - hopes sanctions will force South African government into negotiating.] [CROCKER - denies United States has that much leverage with South Africa.] [Courtesy "This Week", ambassador Brand FOURIE - doesn't believe US will impose sanctions.]
REPORTER: Rick Inderfurth

(Studio) Nobel prize winner Bishop Desmond Tutu reported criticizing Pope John Paul II's recent meeting with President Pieter West Botha; details given.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Inderfurth, Rick;
McCourt, Mike

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