No time to end sanctions

October 02, 1990|By The Daily Nation (Nairobi, Kenya)

SOUTH AFRICA is looking to the United States to help end its isolation by the rest of the world.

The question, however, is whether time is ripe for the United States and the rest of the world to consider lifting the sanctions against Pretoria.

We say it is not.

President George Bush, who appeared warmer toward de Klerk than he did toward the deputy president of the African National Congress, Nelson Mandela, when he visited Washington in June, must be reminded that apartheid is still very much in place.

Bush must be be reminded that Pretoria is no less humane, no less violent, or less racist than it has been in the past.

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