December 31, 1990 |
A policeman and four civilians were shot or stabbed to death in political and factional black violence in strife-torn Natal province, police said Sunday. The violence followed an outburst of fighting in black townships of the Indian Ocean province on Friday that left 12 people dead in the most serious clashes since Christmas Day.
July 19, 1990 |
Nelson Mandela, concluding a six-week, 14-country tour of North America, Europe and Africa, returned home Wednesday on his 72nd birthday, promising to meet with President Frederik W. de Klerk within days to discuss a new round of peace talks. "We with the African National Congress are very keen" to clear the remaining obstacles to formal negotiations, Mandela told an airport news conference.
October 19, 1990 |
President Frederik W. de Klerk, meeting a key demand of the African National Congress, lifted the four-year state of emergency in strife-torn Natal province on Thursday and declared the way clear for constitutional negotiations. With his action, the president also met one of the five conditions necessary for lifting American economic sanctions against Pretoria. Only two conditions remain: the freeing of political prisoners and the repeal of all apartheid legislation.
March 1, 1988 |
In its biggest effort yet to improve black living standards, the South African government announced plans Monday for more than $550 million in new housing, schools and other community facilities in strife-torn Natal province.
January 7, 1988 |
After almost daily clashes between rival black political groups around the South African city of Pietermaritzburg, police are moving heavily armed reinforcements into the area in an effort to end the violence that has taken the lives of more than 250 people in the last four months. Lt. Gen.
March 29, 1990 |
Rival Zulu factions battled with guns, clubs and knives Wednesday in Natal province, setting scores of homes on fire and forcing hundreds of villagers to flee into the countryside. Soldiers and police patrolled Natal in an effort to quell the violence, which broke out Tuesday and has killed at least two people. Local reporters said that up to 14 people have been killed. "The whole so-called 'Valley of Death' is covered with blue smoke.