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South Africa / Apartheid #99284

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 31, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) South African President P.W. Botha reported claiming forthcoming reforms in country's apartheid laws.

(Capetown, South Africa: Jim Hickey) Botha's possible condition for releasing jailed dissident Nelson Mandela said involving exchange with Angola for South African commando Captain Wynand du Toit, imprisoned since last May and freedom for some USSR dissidents. [BOTHA - expects du Toit, Andrei Sakharov and Anatoly Shcharansky to be released if he frees Mandela; calls for end to colonialism and apartheid.] Botha's recommendations outlined on screen. [Bishop Desmond TUTU - considers Botha's overtures a delaying tactic.]

Hickey, Jim;
Jennings, Peter

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