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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Run 20 Winnipeg free March Mandela cancels rally with Zulu Leader off Tutto the armed that e by Christopher times news Servic woman pulled in fights lies on path near Wren i service Johannesburg under pressure from colleagues in the african National Nelson Mandela yesterday cancelled plans to meet in Public monday with the chief of South Africa Zulu the meeting had been called to try to halt the warfare Between Black factions Loyal to the two Mandela was to appear with the Zulu chief mangos thu at a rally in Natal prov Natal is the scene of ferocious Battles Between members of in the Zulu political and cultural and supporters of the United democratic front who Are the United democratic front is a Domestic ally of the african National led by on the the Battles represent a political struggle Over the nature of a Post apartheid South but the fighting is mostly spurred by baser including territorial revenge and the decision to cancel the meeting Means that the which has led to More than deaths since it started nearly five years is Likely to in the last few at least 36 people have been killed and More than 200 houses have been destroyed in mostly around Pieter late thursday it was announced that Mandela and but Elezi would meet at Taylors a Community in to urge their respective supporters to Stop the this is no time for people with political differences to stand on Mandela we must unite now in our commitment to end the violence in Natal and work out a strategy we Are All United behind but last a statement issued by the african National new office Here said the movements interim leadership Core had concluded that the atmosphere is not yet Ideal for a joint rally in Natal Between Mandela and but it said Mandela would go ahead with plans to visit areas in Natal affected by the fighting next the statement said arrangements were being made for another meet ing Between Mandela and but it did not indicate when that might the two leaders have not met since Mandela was released from prison on the statement gave no reasons for scuttling the but there is especially deep bitterness Between the United democratic a coalition of groups that support the Afri can National and inkatha in Natal and their feuding has sent thousands of villagers flee ing the but Elezi opposes the use of eco nomic sanctions and guerrilla Strug Gle As weapons against the White government while As a Loyal member of the african nation Al supports both it is also Likely that Mandela was advised that he could not halt the fighting for now and that an appear Ance with but Elezi might harm his drug rumours blamed on agencies by Nancy Nusser Cox news service Guatemala City president Vinicio Cerezo has accused the drug enforcement Agency and unnamed North american agencies of starting rumours that officials in his government have been involved in cocaine in an Cerezo said the reports had been used by political opponents in an attempt to discredit his his comments come amid one of Guatemala biggest cocaine scan army Jose Fernando who was arrested last a gust by guatemalan authorities on charges of trying to smuggle cocaine to is standing trial Minera has alleged that guatemalan government officials were involved in drug Cerezo said in the interview that the drug trafficking allegations started when officials from the drug enforcement administration Dea told guatemalan Security forces More than a year ago of official involvement in drug tray the idea that the government was involved arose from the Dea Cerezo he asserted that the charge was made for International political in recent Cerezo government has been critical of the United states for its support of Nica Ragas Contra since the Dea made the Cerezo his political opponents have used it to spread More false re ports of official involvement in drug he suggested the embassy Here had acted to keep some rumours always when there has been talk of drug traffic in Diplo Matic sources Are spoken he said a reference to embassy offi while directly blaming the Dea for starting the he also said they were subsequently spread by we do not know who these people actually but we have suspected that they Are connected to North american he Cerezo declined to the spreading of the rumours appears to have he Dea officials could not be reached for comment in the past several Guate Mala has become one of Central americas most important cocaine trafficking in nearly kilograms of cocaine were seized inside according to a government narcotics expert an additional several thousand Kilos believed to have passed through Guatemala were seized in the United he the drug expert estimated the amount probably represents no More than five per cent of the co Caine passing through Guatemala from other latin american coun tries where it is following his arrest last Minera said government diplomats and army members were involved in drug Minera further charged that Hugo his Boss in the army anti corruption unit in which he covered up for who has consistently denied systematic government involve ment in said Minera is backed by rightist extremists interested in discrediting his Var Date causes Static Knight Ridder newspapers Washington whoever it was in Japan who came up with a Sample Date for the instruction manual of a new Sony videocassette re Corder had 365 Days from which to so which one was selected that right the japanese printed manual for a popular Sony videocassette recorder still sold in some stores suggests 7 the Day the japanese bombed Pearl har Bor in 1941 As an example to help set several of the machines Sony has quietly apologized to at least one complaining customer from Boca who said his father was killed in the second world War but How could a company whose Busi Ness demands precision and Quality use a Date that was certain to offend some Mem Bers of the worlds largest consumer Market Stephen a spokes Man at Sony 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in Cape town on april the Zulu Leader said he had Learned that three leaders of the United democratic front in Archie Harry gala and Dilia had advised Mandela to Post Pone the the United democratic front operated As a Domestic surrogate for the Anc until the Congress was legalized by president de Klerk on but Elezi said he had spoken by Telephone with who told him a delegation led by gala visited Mandela in Soweto to ask him to put off the they argued that people were too tense and that fighting was continuing and that therefore a meeting should not be but Elezi re ported after his conversation with this astounded me because As far As i am the meeting Mandela and i would have dressed jointly would have been held precisely because the people Are fighting and but Elezi said in a what is the use of attempting to Stop the killing after it has already happened he mandelas decision not take part in the rally came As a Given the concern Here about the Blacko Black violence in Natal and 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