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    In South Africa, the fourth anniversary of the riots in the black township of Soweto, in which hundreds died, has been marked by further disturbances.

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    LV ZOOM IN GV Zinzi Mandela watering the garden at her Johannesburg home.

    SCU Zinzi Mandela speaking in English.

    CU Clasped hands of Zinzi.

    SCU Zinzi speaking in English.

    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: ZINZI MANDELA: "Bishop Tutu's statement that my father will be first black Prime Minister here in South Africa is, in fact, a portrayal of a mass feeling that is widespread throughout South Africa today. Members of all races in this county, all populations have, in fact, signed petitions calling for the release of Mandela because I think it is now obvious to them which course they should take, especially after what has happened in Zimbabwe. Mugabe being a black Prime Minister there when, all along, he had been labelled a so-called terrorist. And his position today was totally unexpected."

    SEQ. 4: ZINZI MANDELA: "The unrest in this country is constructive in the sense that we do want them to know that we do react to laws that are harshly put down on us, to humiliate us, to deprive us, to deprive us of our own rights in this country. But whether they will respond one does not know. In fact, because they react violently, we are forced ourselves to behave in a violent manner towards their own reaction. So they leave us no option. Demonstrating is an alternative and as I said it's just kind of like a structural part of a national resistance. It's all the grievances put together and kind of sparked off by the educational system. You know that's kind of, that's like a climax. The students react and because they do so they also have an opportunity to voice the other grievances."

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    Background: In South Africa, the fourth anniversary of the riots in the black township of Soweto, in which hundreds died, has been marked by further disturbances. The anniversary has also helped muster support for the campaign to release the former African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela, who has spent 16 years in prison on Robben Island. A leading black clergyman, Bishop Desmond Tutu, has predicted that Mandela will be South Africa's Prime Minister within five to 10 years. His daughter, Zinzi Mandela, is playing a leading part in the campaign.

    SYNOPSIS: Miss Mandela was three when her father was imprisoned. With her mother under restriction, she has spoken out.

    Miss Mandela sees some benefits in the current racial unrest in South Africa.

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