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    WATTVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA

    Some fifteen hundred people attended the funeral of a six-year-old boy on September 9, who was killed during rioting in the black Wattville township.

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    1. GV Mourners outside the house of 6-year-old Thabo Sibeko who was killed during rioting in the black township of Wattville. 0.08
    2. SV PULL BACK TO GV Mourners chanting around coffin. 0.25
    3. GVs Crowd listens as former Bishop Simon of Johannesburg speaks. (SOT) (2 SHOTS) 0.53
    4. GVs Mourners running through the streets of Wattville. (2 SHOTS) 1.09
    5. SV Mourners carrying the coffin of Thabo Sibeko through street. 1.18
    6. GV Cemetery. 1.20
    7. SV & GV Mourners look on as coffin is put into ground. (2 SHOTS) 1.28
    8. SV Mourners throw dirt into grave. 1.37
    9. GV PAN Crowd of mourners in cemetery. 1.31
    TRANSCRIPTS: SIMON: (SEQ 3) "I believe that we must all say and I think it must be said be said by you all, all of us, we must say to the community councillors I think that they should leave their seats."
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    Background: WATTVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA

    Some fifteen hundred people attended the funeral of a six-year-old boy on September 9, who was killed during rioting in the black Wattville township. Mourners gathered outside the home of the parents of Thabo Sibeko, who was shot by police during recent rioting. The coffin containing the body of the boy was carried through the streets of Wattville to a nearby cemetery. Police said there were no incidents during the funeral. Mourners listened to an address by Bishop Simon, the former Bishop of Johannesburg. He called for all community councillors in South Africa's black townships to leave their seats. The rioting started in South Africa during elections for a new parliament. Under the new constitution South Africa's Indians and Coloureds (mixed race) will be represented in parliament for the first time. There will be separate Indian and Coloured race chambers and a third chamber made up of whites. The white chamber will control the parliament. South Africa's blacks, who make up 73 per cent of the country's population, are not represented. Those who opposed the elections called for a boycott by all Indian and Coloured voters, and the turnout for the polls was low.

    Source: REUTERS - MIKE GAVSHON

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7PIARDZRP8P87B3QHL4LTYS6Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA7PIARDZRP8P87B3QHL4LTYS6Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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