JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Prominent Afrikaner church leader, Dr.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
1. SVs & CUs Dr. Beyers Naude reads banning order from South African authorities (4 shots) 0.13
2. CU Poster on wall, "This place is under arrest" 0.16
3. CU Dr. Naude talks to reporter Hamilton (SOT) 1.30
4. GV & SV Dr. Naude speaking to reporter (2 shots) (SOT) 2.06
TRANSCRIPTS FOR SHOTS THREE AND FOUR:
KEVIN HAMILTON: "Why do you think they've banned you again?"
NAUDE: "It is difficult to say. No reasons...specific reason...are given. I can only guess. I think it is because they are afraid that my opinions may perhaps gather increasing weight with younger Afrikaners, with the black community and with the outside world and they don't know how to handle that. It seems to me that some of them believe that I'm advocating violence or that I have, in the past, advocated violence, which is not the case. I have warned against violence; I'll do so again if I were given the opportunity but warning about violence and pleading to take the steps to prevent it, is certainly not tantamount to incitement."
HAMILTON: "You're not a man of violence?"
NAUDE: "No, sir, I'm not a man of violence. I recognise the structure of violence of this society. I recognise also the serious responses which this cause fosters on the part of the black community. I try to do everything in my power, as I've done in the past, to prevent both and to build a society built on justice, on human relations, of dignity, recognising each other and working together in peace."
HAMILTON: (SHOT FOUR) "Do you think that the South African situation can be resolved now, without there being violence?"
NAUDE: "If the situation continues as it is, if the black....and I mean...if I use the term 'black', I'm thinking now the African part of our population, is excluded as it presently is, from nay meaningful discussion and debate and inclusion in the future political decision-making process of the country, it seems to me regrettably, that violence will become an inevitable part of the reality of our situation."
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Background: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Prominent Afrikaner church leader, Dr. Beyers Naude, has received a further three-year banning order from the South African authorities, just two days before his original banning order was due to expire. Dr. Naude, aged 67, was first banned on October 19, 1977, the day the South African government cracked down on dozens of organisations, newspapers and individuals. Political and religious leaders in South Africa have condemned the re-banning order, under which Dr. Naude is prevented from being quoted in his own country; from attending a meeting; from travelling far from his home in Johannesburg. Dr. Naude said he was disappointed by the new banning order but had been expecting it. He denied he had ever supported violence against South Africa's apartheid regime and government but said he recognised violence in South Africa was inevitable unless the country's black majority received the democratic rights accorded the minority white population. Dr. Naude was speaking to Visnews' Kevin Hamilton.
Source: REUTERS - LOUIS BREYTENBACH