[Nthabiseng Mabuza awaits Nelson Mandela's visit to Boston]
Original Airdate: 6/22/1990
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Meg Vaillancourt talks to Nthabiseng Mabuza (South African exile) about the upcoming visit by Nelson Mandela (black South African leader) to Boston. Vaillancourt notes that Mabuza was only twelve years old when she was paralyzed from injuries sustained during an attack on her home by South African security forces. Vaillancourt reports that the Fund for a Free South Africa has helped Mabuza and her family settle in Boston. Vaillancourt's report includes footage from interviews with Anna Mabuza (mother of Nthabiseng Mabuza) and Jane Schaller (New England Medical Center, Floating Hospital). Schaller talks about Nthabiseng Mabuza's injuries. Vaillancourt interviews Nthabiseng Mabuza. Mabuza talks about the inhumane policies and practices of the South African government. Mabuza says that she is not bitter about what happened to her. Mabuza talks about the importance of achieving democracy in South Africa. Vaillancourt notes that Mabuza will sing a welcome for Mandela when he visits Madison Park High School tomorrow. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Mabuza in her home and footage of Mabuza practicing her welcome for Mandela.
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