B’ani B’rith Urges Mandala’s Release
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B’ani B’rith Urges Mandala’s Release

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B’nai B’rith International has called on South Africa’s President to free that nation’s Black leader, Nelson Mandela, from prison. In a cable Friday to president P.W. Botha, Gerald Kraft, B’nai B’rith president, praised the lifting of the state of emergency and easing police control. He added that “the release of Mandela would be an even more dramatic signal” of the South African government’s intention “to heal the national wounds” and bring all of the nation’s political groups together “to negotiate a better future.”

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