Item 147 - Press statement by Nelson R Mandela on his return to South Africa from Taiwan and Malaysia

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Press statement by Nelson R Mandela on his return to South Africa from Taiwan and Malaysia


  • 1993-08-04 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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ANC Website

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On the violence on the East Rand following his return from a visit to Taiwan and Malaysia

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ANC President, Nelson Mandela, returned this morning from his state visit to Taiwan and Malaysia, where he held extensive and fruitful discussions with Heads of State, government ministers organisations and business representatives.

On his return President Mandela expressed his extreme concern about the untenable situation on the East Rand. He will visit the violence-torn area tomorrow (at a time to be announced on 5/8/93), and is arranging an urgent meeting with President De Klerk and senior SADF and police generals.

Nelson Mandela expressed the need for urgent implementation of multi-party control of the security forces, and the establishment of a National Peace Keeping Force without delay. Among matters he would discuss with President De Klerk would be the immediate and effective deployment of the SADF into the area.

President Mandela emphasised that immediate steps must be taken to prevent further loss of life and property, and that this issue was receiving the highest priority of the ANC leadership and members.

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Acquisition method: From website ; Source: ANC Website. Accessioned on 10/11/06 by Helen Joannides




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