• Short Summary

    Black nationalist guerillas stormed a police station in the city of Soweto in South Africa on Thursday night (3 May).

  • Description

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    GV: black soldiers grouped around car.
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    GV: soldiers and police outside Moroka police station in Soweto
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    GV: police station and other buildings. and archive store room.
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    4.
    SV: Debris and police removing possessions (3 shots)
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    SV: soldiers piling books up outside the police station and CU books. (3 shots)
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    SV PAN: police officers sifting through rubble. (2 shots)
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    7.
    People outside police station. (2 shots)
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    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Black nationalist guerillas stormed a police station in the city of Soweto in South Africa on Thursday night (3 May). One black constable died and two other constable and three civilians were wounded in the gun and grenade attack.

    SYNOPSIS: There has been continual unrest in the sprawling black city of Soweto, near Johannesburg since bloody rioting in 1976. The attack on Thursday (3 May) night on the Moroka police station was the third raid on police station in three years.

    The policeman shot dead, Constable Brian Temba has been on duty at the police station gate. After shooting him the guerrillas burst into the station firing automatic rifles. They lobbed one hand grenade into a station office and another into a nearby archives building The archives building caught fire and while hundreds of books and files were destroyed some were saved from the blaze.

    While no group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack a police spokesman claimed that pamphlets from the banned African National Congress (ANC) were found after the raid. Only last month an alleged ANC guerrilla Solomon Mahlangu was hanged in south Africa despite high level international protests. Police have launched an intensive search for the guerrillas...but so far there have been no arrests.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC37BSKALR8AA0R2DOC3HDFB5R
    Media URN:
    VLVAC37BSKALR8AA0R2DOC3HDFB5R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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