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Three anti-apartheid activists who have been encamped in the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg for more than a month said they will leave the building today to test South Africa’s assurances that they will not be restricted or detained. The activists, who fled to the consulate after escaping South African custody Sept. 13, made their announcement in a statement issued by the Congress of South African Trade Unions, the country’s largest labor federation. All three had been detained without charges under South Africa’s state of emergency. South African officials said last month that they are “not interested” in the activists and that they are free to leave.


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