U.S.-South Africa Meeting

President George H.W. Bush and Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi delivered brief remarks following their meeting in the White House. The also… read more

President George H.W. Bush and Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi delivered brief remarks following their meeting in the White House. The also answered questions from reporters.

Chief Buthelezi, minister of a Zulu homeland formed by the South African government, met with President Bush to discuss the recent changes in South African apartheid laws, including the recently-discarded law that classified South Africans by race at birth. President Bush indicated that he felt the time to lift economic sanctions from South Africa was near, with four of five conditions mandating economic sanctions having been satisfied. Under the 1986 law that placed economic sanctions on South Africa, the president could remove the sanctions when four of five conditions were met. If President Bush had removed sanctions, Congress would have 30 days to challenge the action. Chief Buthelezi supported the removal of sanctions from South Africa, arguing that they contributed to the economic problems facing South African close

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U.S.-South Africa Meeting

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Program ID:
18521-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 20, 1991 | 6:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jun 20, 1991 | 8:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Jun 20, 1991 | 6:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 20, 1991 | 8:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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