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SOUTH AFRICA WILL FREE A GUERRILLA LEADER

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The government has decided to free jailed African National Congress leader Walter Sisulu but is irked by Western pressure to negotiate with the guerrilla movement, pro-government media reported Thursday.

Several newspapers assailed U.S. State Department official Herman Cohen's comment this week that he expects the white-minority government to legalize outlawed groups and commence talks with them within nine months.Sisulu, the ANC's general secretary, was sentenced in 1964 along with Nelson Mandela and other ANC leaders to life prison terms for plotting anti-government sabotage.