- Title: SOUTH AFRICA: THOUSANDS ATTEND RALLY ADDRESSED BY WINNIE MANDELA
- Date: 27th November 1989
- Summary: WINNIE MANDELA SPEAKING (ENGLISH SOT) TRANSCRIPT : WINNIE MANDELA SAYING: "WE WANT DE KLERK TO KNOW THAT THOSE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THE LAWS THAT MAKE APARTHEID IN THIS COUNTRY. WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN DE KLERK DEALING WITH THESE ISSUES ONE BY ONE. WE ARE INTERESTED IN THE TOTAL LIBERATION OF THIS COUNTRY." 1.12 GV VIEWS OF CROWD LOOKING ON 1.16 CU AHMED KATHRADA SPEAKING (ENGLISH SOT) TRANSCRIPT SEQUENCE : AHMED KATHRADA SAYING: WE ARE NOT BLUFFED IN ANY WAY BY WHAT THE NATIONALIST LEADERS HAVE TO TELL US. THEY HAVE TAKEN ALMOST 80 PER CENT OF THE PEOPLE OF OUR COUNTRY AND THEY EXPECT THEM TO LIVE IN 13 PER CENT OF THE LAND OF THIS COUNTRY." 1.37 GV OF CROWD 1.41 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 12th December 1989 12:00
- Location: South Africa, South Africa
- Country: South Africa
- Topics: Domestic Politics
- Reuters ID: LVAAK8J4ZPHXFV0Z98RM0I0XB52P
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- Story Text: Some 35,000 people braved the rain and wind on Saturday to attend a rally addressed by African National Congress (ANC) leaders Winnie Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada.
Speaking to the crowd of cheering supporters in Kwathema township, just outside the conservative town of Springs - east of Johannesburg, Mandela declared that the time had come for South Africa to be to the hands of the black majority.
She added that if President F.W. de Klerk was serious about reform, he should do away with the last vestiges of apartheid and lift the ban on political organisations to create a climate for negotiations.
Mandela stressed that she welcomed moves made by Pretoria to relax race laws, but she was essentially "interested in the total liberation" of the country.
For his part, newly-released ANC leader Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada said anti-apartheid activists were not bluffed" by what National Party leaders were saying about reform because essentially apartheid still remained.
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