SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA
More than 5-thousand people packed the Jabulani Amphitheatre in Soweto on the outskirts of Johannesburg on October 17 for the annual prayer meeting of the South African Black Alliance (SABA).
SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA
1. GV Crowds of Kwa Zulu's Chief Gatsha Buthelezi arriving at Jabulani amphitheatre in Soweto 0.15
2. SV Supporters chanting and waving weapons as Chief Buthelezi looks on (3 shots) 0.27
3. SV Zulu warriors in traditional war regalia 0.36
4. SCU Chief Buthelezi speaking 1.06
5. SV PAN & SCU Crowds chanting support and being led in chanting by Chief Buthelezi (5 shots) 1.50
TRANSCRIPT SHOT 4.
BUTHELEZI: "White South Africa, ladies and gentlemen, (indistinct) has successfully managed to stamp out black opposition to white domination in this country. Maybe it is because we, on this side (indistinct) are so hopelessly divided. We have formed this black alliance because we in the Labour Party, we in the Inkatha Party we in the (indistinct) party, we realise that disunity is the biggest force in the (indistinct) of South Africa."
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Background: SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA
More than 5-thousand people packed the Jabulani Amphitheatre in Soweto on the outskirts of Johannesburg on October 17 for the annual prayer meeting of the South African Black Alliance (SABA). The occasion who is chairman of SABA and president of Inkatha, the strongest and largest black political movement in South Africa. In a three hour address, Chief Buthelezi said whites had always wanted to stamp out black opposition to white domination. He said that for this reason, SABA was formed. He added that SABA realised disunity was the weakest spot in the black community of South Africa. Attacking the policies of Prime Minister Pieter W. Botha, Chief Buthelezi said Pretoria was attempting to use so-called black homeland independence as an excuse to strip nearly one million people of their birth right and herd them into a foreign country like cattle.
Source: REUTERS - LOUIS BREYTENBACH