In South Africa the latest hearing of charges against black militant Mrs. Winnie Mandela has?
SV Mr. Mandela leaving courthouse carrying baby
SV Bystanders watching
SV PAN Two daughters of Mrs. Mandela
CU Eldest daughter speaking
SV Mrs. Mandela talking to friends
TRANSCRIPT: ZINZI: "It is very depressing but is an experience. People, though, are becoming much more politically aware. They want to know what kind of a person my mother is; why she shouldn't be spoken to, and shy she can't be seen -- people are much more aware."
REPORTER: "Even in a little town like, Brandfort?"
ZINZI: "Yes, even in a little town like Brandfort."
The charges against Mrs. Mandela arise from an order banishing her from her home in the black township of Soweto, to Brandfort in Orange Free State, 300 kilometres away. Under the five year Banning order, Mrs. Mandela is restricted to her house from dawn to dusk and on weekends and public holidays. She is also restricted on meeting with no more than one person at a time. She is accused of attending "unlawful social occasions" in nearby houses in Brandfort. Mrs. Mandela, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, says the occasions were not 'social' out concerned minor domestic matters. Mrs. Mandela's lawyers say that if she is found guilty an appeal will be made.
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Background: In South Africa the latest hearing of charges against black militant Mrs. Winnie Mandela has ended with an adjournment to 9 February. She is charged with five counts of contravening a Banning Order. Mrs. Mandela's husband, Nelson was jailed in 1964 for life, having been convicted on charges of sabotage and conspiring to start a revolution.
SYNOPSIS: On Tuesday (17 January) the first day of the two-day hearing in Bloemfontein Mrs. Mandela took a break to cuddle her grand-daughter, Zaziwe, whose name translated means 'hope'. The case is not the first against Mrs. Mandela who has been under various Banning Orders since 1962.
During the break, Mrs. Mandela's eldest daughter Zinzi spoke to newsmen about the banning order.
If found guilty of the charges against her, Mrs. Mandela could face a total of 12 years in jail, but according to legal sources, sentences recently have been either light or suspended.