South Africa – Deepening Tensions and Menace

by Episcopal Churchpeople For A Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
March 12, 1988
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing says that, in a speech to the annual conference of the Black Sash women's organization, Rev. Dr. Frank Chikane, General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches, called for white South Africans to actively oppose the Pretoria regime. The mailing says Dr. Chikane was also addressing the outside world. Pretoria today cracked down on the Committee for the Defence of Democracy (CDD), which had been formed only this week to replace those organizations banned on 24 February. CDD's forming members included Archbishop Desmond Tutu; the Rev Dr Allan Boesak of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches; the Most Rev. Stephen Naidoo, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cape Town; Ms Mary Burton, president of Black Sash; Dullah Omar of the banned United Democratic Front; and Dr. Jakes Gerwel, rector of the University of the Western Cape. The mailing asks people to send cables and messages of solidarity to Rev. Dr. Frank Chikane, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak, and the South African Catholic Bishops' Conference.
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