Statement by Assistant
to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater Urging Clemency for
President has directed that a demarche be delivered immediately to the South
African Government urging clemency for the Sharpeville Six on compassionate and
humanitarian grounds. We have been in consultation with other governments on
this matter and understand that similar appeals will be made to the Government
of South Africa by
Note: The Sharpeville Six were a group of blacks convicted in connection with the death of township councillor Jacob Dlamini on September 3, 1984.