ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchpeople For A Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
July 8, 1992
10 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter reports on the massacre of 42 men, women, and children at Boipatong on June 17 and the responsibility for the violent actions of the security forces in South Africa. In his oration at the funeral for many of these victims, African National Congress Secretary General Cyril Ramaphosa said that South African President F. W. De Klerk admitted in May to ANC President Nelson Mandela that he had 'no power over the policemen.' This admission was furiously denied by Roelf Meyer, Pretoria's constitutional affairs minister. If De Klerk's confession is true, what good is he as a negotiator at the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA)? The ANC has suspended its participation in the CODESA talks until a number of conditions are met, chief among them the defanging of the South African Police and South African Defence Force. • Boipatong • Black South African vent rage at De Klerk • De Klerk's hidden concessions 'too little, too late' • March after massacre puts blame on De Klerk • Hidden agenda behind the township wars • Maps from Amnesty International's State of Fear • White plotters aim to divide and rule • Amnesty mooting to rein in the SA military • ANC links police team to killings • HRC Special Briefing on Massacres • Whites miss point about Boipatong • Catalogues of Terror
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections