In South Africa, mrs. Winnie Mandela, wife of imprisoned Black nationalist Nelson Mandela, has decided?
GV TILT DOWN ON Court buildings, Mrs. Winnie Mandela talking to two whites in front of entrance
CU Winnie Mandela talking to white couple
SV Crowd outside court, all blacks
CU ZOOM OUT Daughter Zindzi Mandela talking to white woman and black man outside court
GV & SV Black crowd chanting and giving Black Power salutes PAN TO Mandela emerging after verdict with her lawyer. SV Walking towards camera
CU Zindzi Mandela being interviewed
REPORTER: "Has the case been a strain on you and your mother?"
ZINDZI MANDELA: "Well, not really, we're used to this kind of thing, you know, it makes no difference. You know, this one has been the silliest of all, if I might put it that way, because I, for one, and many other people I know, could not see just where their evidence lies, and you know, what they have based their conviction on."
REPORTER: "One of the charges that your mother was facing involved a conversation with a couple of neighbours, in which they discussed, among other things, the price of a chicken. How did you feel about that?"
ZINDZI MANDELA: "Well, I mean, this is another thing that makes me say that these people are acting purely out of desperation. The fact that discussing the price and size of a chicken could be a threat to the State is really very funny, and I'm surprised that they can allow themselves to be laughed at like this, because, really, the world is going to laugh at them."
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Background: In South Africa, mrs. Winnie Mandela, wife of imprisoned Black nationalist Nelson Mandela, has decided to appeal against two six-month suspended jail sentences she received this week for breaking her Government banning order. Forty-three-year-old Mrs. Mandela has been restricted to Brandfort in the Orange Free State since last May. She appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on Thursday (9 February).
SYNOPSIS: Dozens of interested spectators, black and white, gathered outside the court before the start of the trial, and Mrs. Mandela took time off to chat to well-wishers. The two charges she faced hinged on her having received an unauthorised visit from friends and relatives, and having held a conversation with two neighbours. Also present at the trial was Winnie Mandela's daughter, Zindzi. Magistrate Chris Steytler suspended both six-month sentences for four years.
By the time the trial had ended, a large crowd of blacks had gathered outside, and as Mrs. Mandela and her lawyers came out, the onlookers started chanting and giving Black Power salutes. Zinzi Mandela was approached for her comments.