• Short Summary

    In South Africa, there are now three main candidates expected to run for the position of Prime Minister to succeed John Vorster, who announced his resignation on Wednesday (20 September).

  • Description

    In South Africa, there are now three main candidates expected to run for the position of Prime Minister to succeed John Vorster, who announced his resignation on Wednesday (20 September). Observers expect the main struggle for the leadership to be between Defence Minister Pieter Botha and the Plural (Black) Relations Minister Dr. Connie Mulder. The third contender is Foreign Minister Pik Botha. A fourth potential contender, Labour and Mines Minister Stephanus (Fanie) Botha, announced later on Wednesday that he would refuse to be nominated, in order to maintain what he called the "highest degree of unity" during the elections of a new Prime Minister. The black Bishop of Johannesburg, Desmond Tutu, was asked on Thursday (21 September) for his views on the candidates.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA11CDY26ZAQG9NWF7IWYZ3NYPD
    Media URN:
    VLVA11CDY26ZAQG9NWF7IWYZ3NYPD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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