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December 08, 1987

Three people died in factional violence in South Africa's Natal province. Police said guns, knives and gasoline bombs were used in clashes in black townships near Pietermaritzburg, where a yearlong struggle for power has killed at least 150. The fighting pits Inkatha, a moderate Zulu movement, against two radical anti-apartheid groups: the United Democratic Front and the Congress of South African Trade Unions. "How in God's name can I be forgiving and how can I be forgetful?" Chief Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi told Inkatha supporters. A speaker for the other groups, Mbanjwa Dumisani, told a rally at Edendale that "comrades here today will never . . . accept peace talks if there are still Inkatha people (not arrested) who have blood on their hands."

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