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World IN BRIEF : SOUTH AFRICA : ANC to Form Own Defense Forces

April 14, 1991|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Nelson Mandela said his African National Congress is forming its own defense forces in black townships because the government has failed to stop factional fighting. Mandela did not say where the units would be set up or whether they would be armed. The move is a challenge to the government and the rival Inkatha Freedom Party, both of which have warned that setting up defense units would incite further violence between black factions.

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