Pretoria Steps Up Repression: Church Under Siege

Press Release on Sicelo Dhlomo's Funeral
by Episcopal Churchpeople For A Free Southern Africa
with Frank Chikane
New York, New York, United States
February 12, 1988
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing says South African police and military units surrounded the Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto as mourners began assembling for the funeral of murdered black activist Sicelo Dhlomo. Heavily armed policemen and soldiers at every entrance demanded that all mourners - including Dhlomo's mother - obtain a ticket stamped by the police before entering the church. Frank Chikane, General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches (SACC), and a Catholic priest who was with him also were forced to obtain tickets. The mailing says support can be sent to Rev. Frank Chikane and asks people to urge their national, state and local legislators to work for comprehensive mandatory sanctions and support HR 1580 and S566 in Congress. The mailing includes a press release about the funeral issued by Chikane.
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