• Short Summary

    In South Africa, and opposition MP has demanded the resignation of Police and Justice Minister James Kruger for his handling of the case of Black activist Steve Biko who died in detention last week.

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    In South Africa, and opposition MP has demanded the resignation of Police and Justice Minister James Kruger for his handling of the case of Black activist Steve Biko who died in detention last week. Mrs Helen Suzman bitterly condemned the country's detention laws and Mr Kruger's handling of the affair. There were loud cheers at a protest meeting when she made the resignation call and urged her audience to vow to restore what she called a sane government to South Africa. Mrs Suzman was among a number of speakers who addressed a lunch-time meeting in Johannesburg on Monday (19 September). It had been called to protest at the death of 30-year-old Mr Biko, who was honorary president of the Black People's Convention and a leading advocate of the so-called Black Consciousness movement. The meeting was also addressed by the Reverend Beyers Naude, head of the Christian Institute of south Africa and former supreme Court judge Mr Justice Kowie Marais. some 2,000 people came to the City Hall in Johannesburg to hear them speak.

    SYNOPSIS: First to address the meeting was Mr Naude, head of the Christian Institute.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7UUZOKALRQRL9W7B3J9UTP57Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA7UUZOKALRQRL9W7B3J9UTP57Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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