In south Africa, tension and sporadic violence continued after a week of anti-government riots which caused the death of at least 140 people, mostly black.
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MV: African National Congress of South Africa representative Arthur Patzanza addressing crowd with people chanting.
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Background: In south Africa, tension and sporadic violence continued after a week of anti-government riots which caused the death of at least 140 people, mostly black. In Tanzania on Tuesday (22 June), hundreds of people marched through the streets of Dar Es Salaam in protest at the South African government's actions in dealing with the riots, in which police fired into crowds, causing a large number of deaths.
SYNOPSIS: The demonstrators carried banners saying "Blood debts must be paid in blood" and "To hell with Bantu education". The rioting was sparked off by protests against blacks learning Africans, the white ruling language. The march ended at the headquarters of the Youth League of Tanzania's ruling TANU party. Mr. Arthur Patzanza, deputy representative in Tanzania of the African National Congress of South Africa (ANC), addressed the crowd. He attacked the South African Prime Minister, John Vorster, and said it was time for the whole of Africa to join hands and fight the South African regime. But, he added, the fight was also against what he called British and French imperialism. The time for words was over and action was needed. The crowd also heard a speech from a representative of the Pan African congress of Azania - their name for South Africa.
The Tanzanian government has also attacked the deaths in South Africa. It called for a mandatory arms embargo on South Africa and said the situation there should be declared a threat to international peace and security.