Plan for mass African protests on Republic

2008-05-27 00:00

AT 3.20 am yesterday, during an all-night debate in Pietermaritzburg, the ALL-in African Congress by resolution made a demand that a national convention should be called by the Government not later than May 31m 1961-the day on which the Nationalist intend to declare a republic-to decide on "a new non-racial democratic constitution for South Africa.

The congress started on a dramatic note on Saturday afternoon when the venue was suddenly changed following allegations that the Special Branch had wired the hall for the sound and possibly had tape recorders in operation in the hall's projection room, which was locked.

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