Record of Understanding



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  • The ‘Record of Understanding’ between the ANC and National Party government was negotiated through a back-channel at a time when the ANC had withdrawn from negotiations following the massacre at Boipatong. The‘Record’ set a timetable for a constitutional assembly, an interim government and dealing with political prisoners, amongst others. The signing of the agreement in September 1992 opened the way to resuming negotiations.

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D- Madiba- 1992

Radio South Africa - Report Radio Today
ANC government summit - report by Manas Tshungu on the successful summit meeting between the State President Mr FW De Klerk and the President of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela both provide details of the record of understanding which promises the release of all remaining political prisoners. The fencing of twenty-eight hostels, a ban on the carrying of weapons and the formation of the National Government Unity.

RECORD BO 1992 0908

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