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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 30, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba 26 Winnipeg free Black activists scuttle de Klerk visit Rota Soaft affirm presides de Klerk wait Fig to avoid a Frith said yesterday he has postponed i ails to visit president Bush next a adv Emmeit Smice said the is scuppered by Black including Jesse Jackson of the United flush plans to meet Anc Leader Nelson Mandela on june and the activists did not want a meeting Between Bush and de Klerk to take place before said de Klerk appeared to risk the gains of his recent european tour by courting confrontation with opponents of his White due to a controversy that has activists still being group says Johannesburg Steuter a South african human rights organisation said yesterday that trials of anti apartheid activists Are flourish ing despite political reforms by president de the human rights which monitors and publicizes human rights said 184 political trials Are under Way involving it said Between 10 and 20 people Are convicted each at a time when the Call from both sides is for the cessation of political and the release of political the courts Are working overtime to manufacture a Stream of new political it said in a commission staff distributed a Booklet listing the names of political prisoners they said Are being a further to Are being held but have not been the Issue of political prisoners is Central to preliminary talks Between Nelson mandelas african National the main Black opposition and the White the Anc says All political prison ers must be freed before it will enter full negotiations with de Klerk on abolishing apartheid and giving the Black majority a the government does not Grant political status to it admits Only to holding people convicted of offences against state to said on March 31 these numbered a joint Anc and government working group established after talks earlier this month has pro posed ways of dealing with prisoner but its recommendations remain the human rights group said More than 70 people it regarded As Politi Cal prisoners had been freed since 2 when de Klerk gave official Sanction to much Black political a Arisen in the United states As re Gards the possible timing of my visit in and also because certain important matters would require my personal attention during the next few i have decided to Post Pone my visit to the de Klerk said in a president Bush stands by his and 1 will follow it up later at a time when it can make a More positive contribution to our Mutual de Klerk was received warmly in Europe and heard High Praise for his moves to end but Many Black activists remain unconvinced that his commitment to change is and they strongly opposed his the african National Congress has also said that Western govern ments Are rewarding de Klerk with too much too foreign minister Pik Botha said the which is involved in Atory talks with the government on a new democratic was not behind the opposition to the the Anc have not knocked us out of the United he told report de Klerk is under pressure from White rightists for making conces Sions to Blacks and he needs to demonstrate to his voters that his reforms Are winning isolated South Africa support diplomats said the last thing he wanted were television pictures of possibly ant South african demonstrations in the United Mandela rests in Hospital Johannesburg at4 Nelson Deputy president of the african National monday underwent a minor operation and will remain in a South african Hospital for a couple of Days for needed the clinics director said Mandela will be Here a Cou ple of Days and is he said Gordon director of the Park Lane clinic in Johannes to which the Black nationalist Leader was admitted sunday night for a routine he did not specify what Type of operation the 71yearold Mandela he is Well on his Way to recon Cohen adding that the operation did not involve the pros which Mandela had had re moved in a 1985 the operation was nothing Seri and cant have any Lon term Cohen mandelas visited him yesterday and told reporters mandelas planned trip to Europe next week was in no Way affected and would go the South african press association earlier monday Cohen Nad re fused to confirm an operation and had told it was a completely minor two outstanding features our buyers Best buys event gives you the inside Story on our merchandise so youll know More about what you Are getting mens Rugby pants have snap inside Royal machine Al selection May vary by store Sale prices in effect until june where sunday openings june unless other Wise while quantities last women shirt comes in a Choice of 4 choose Orange or in sizes m and our women Pullon snorts in All Cotton for choose from 4 styles in stripes and sizes m and shop in person t together were offering a summer lineup of casual fashions that will fake you through your weekends in easygoing and at these there even More 9 9 Jim Mitchell Man s casual pan buyer John Freeman women shirt buyer John Cleveland women s shorts buyer 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