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July 08, 1985

Nelson Mandela, long-jailed leader of the African National Congress, said in a rare interview from Pollsmoor Prison that South Africa's blacks want to share power with ruling whites--even at the price of racial restrictions for a limited time. "We want Johannesburg to remain the beautiful and thriving city that it is now," Mandela, 66, told U.S. lawyer Samuel Dash in an interview carried in the New York Times. "Therefore, we are willing to maintain separate living until there are enough new employment opportunities and new homes to allow blacks to move into Johannesburg with dignity."

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