(14 Sep 1977) The leader of the first black territory to be given independence by the South African government, Chief Kaiser Matanzima of Transkei, arrived in Pretoria to begin talks with Prime Minister John Vorster. The talks come at a crucial moment, as the death of black leader Steve Biko, allegedly as the result of a hunger strike while in police custody, has left South African leaders apprehensive about the possibility of violence in black areas. Some viewers see the visit of Matanzima, whose nation is recognised by no countries other than South Africa, as an effort by Vorster to calm the potentially volatile black population. The Foreign Minister Pik Botha is also in attendance.
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