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South Africa / Reforms #98338

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 11, 1985
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(Studio) President P.W. Botha reported possibly allowing blacks deprived of South African citizenship to regain that status.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Contd. Senator debate on stronger United States sanctions against Pretoria examined. [Trans-Africa executive director Randall ROBINSON - lobbies.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - acknowledges Republican control on Senate floor.] Outcome of filibuster vote listed on screen. [Senators Alan CRANSTON, Lowell WEICKER, Robert DOLE, Richard LUGAR - comment on effect on Senator of President Reagan's 11th-hour conversion.]

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Indications of Botha's possible reaction to United States sanctions noted. [BOTHA - acknowledges problems stemming from blacks' loss of citizenship.] Background to issue of black homelands reviewed in with regard to one homeland; details outlined on screen. [Homeland manpower minister S.L.L. RATHEBE - praises implications of Botha's statement] [Conservative party leader Dr. Andries TREURNICHT - opposes reforms in apartheid.] Contd. racial violence, blamed by Bishop Desmond Tutu on government's policies, reported Scenes shown.
REPORTER: Jim Hickey

(Studio) Jailed dissident Nelson Mandela said apparently needing surgery; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Hickey, Jim;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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