Item 730 - Statement by the Office of the President on Reverend Canaan Banana

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Statement by the Office of the President on Reverend Canaan Banana


  • 1998-12-03 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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South African Government Information Website

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On meeting with Rev Canaan Banana ; Enquiries for statement: Tony Trew

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President Nelson Mandela yesterday met former Zimbabwean President Rev Canaan Banana at the latter's request. The Zimbabwean government was informed that the President would be meeting the Rev Banana.

Rev Banana did not request asylum in South Africa. The principled stand of South Africa on matters pertaining to the respect for independent judicial processes both in our country and abroad, and for international law, remains unchanged. The President's firm view is that justice should run its course.

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Acquisition method: From website ; Source: South African Government Information Website. Accessioned on 14/12/06 by Helen Joannides




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