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Leader needed for all South Africa

Regarding the Opinion page article ``S. Africa's Black Press Has a Key Role in Democracy Bid,'' Oct. 7: Aggrey Klaaste, editor of the Sowetan, is close to defining the real problems in South Africa. The article stated that Mr. Klaaste ``wishes Mr. Mandela would talk more about being a leader of all South Africans, rather than members of the ANC.''

I don't think Nelson Mandela and the ANC are striving for black majority rule - they are fighting for ANC rule, which also seems to be a given as far as the press is concerned. Perhaps that's why Mangosuthu Buthelezi, leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party, gets so frustrated. Everyone assumes that the ANC and Mr. Mandela will easily win any election.

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It wouldn't surprise me to see Mr. Buthelezi and/or President Frederik de Klerk come out on top in the elections. The vast majority of all South Africans are smart enough to know that such a result would be in the best interest of the entire country, especially economically. Mary M. Jones, Yazoo City, Miss.

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