End of Economic Sanctions on South Africa

Mr. Robinson, head of TransAfrica, an organization concerning with political and economic affairs in Africa, delivered a statement to reporters after President… read more

Mr. Robinson, head of TransAfrica, an organization concerning with political and economic affairs in Africa, delivered a statement to reporters after President Bush announced the lifting of economic sanctions against South Africa earlier in the day. President Bush said the State Department had advised him that all five conditions in the federal law mandating economic sanctions had been fulfilled, compelling him to end sanctions. Mr. Robinson called it a “dark day for democracy,” and criticized President Bush’s action on the ground that apartheid laws still existed in South Africa. He said President Bush had cynically violated the spirit and the letter of the law in the bill mandating economic sanctions against South Africa. He said not all political prisoners in South Africa had been released, and blacks still could not vote or run for political office. Mr. Robinson said TransAfrica would go to the American people to appeal for the administration’s action in securing additional changes in the South African apartheid law. close

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End of Economic Sanctions on South Africa

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Program ID:
18959-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 10, 1991 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jul 14, 1991 | 5:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Jul 10, 1991 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 11, 1991 | 7:05am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 14, 1991 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 14, 1991 | 5:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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