ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
with Southern Africa Church News
New York, New York, United States
April 6, 1993
12 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Angola • The newsletter say the war in Angola goes on with unabated savagery; the government in Luanda maintains its grip on most of the cities while it appears that the UNITA organization of Jonas Savimbi dominates a great deal of the countryside and has recently won the country's second largest city of Huambo after almost two months of the most bitter fighting in the 16 years of war in Angola. The newsletter says Angola needs help and the assurance of stable support from the world; only Pretoria and the United States have refused to recognize the duly elected government in Luanda; a sense of the Congress resolution is now before the Senate and the House; contact Your Senators and Representatives urging support. The newsletter reprints newspaper articles including: "Pretoria came close to dropping nuclear bomb on Luanda" by John Carlin, "De Klerk's bomb story 'incomplete'" by John Carlin, "New doubts on SA nuclear arms" by David Beresford, "De Klerk starts call-up over whites' deaths" by David Beresford, "Gunning for a South African race war" by John Carlin, "Murder plot web entangles De Klerk" by Allister Sparks, "Wounded mercenaries expose S African aid line to Unita" by Victoria Brittain and David Pallister, "Murder stalks refugees on long road from war" by Chris McGreal, and "THE GHOST OF ANGOLA" by Joseph Hanlon. The newsletter reprints articles from Southern Africa Church News including: "THREE ACCUSED OF KILLING CHURCH WORKER WALK FREE", "CHURCH MONITORS HELD BY BOPHUTHATSWANA "POLICE"", "SOUTH AFRICANS COME HOME TO POVERTY AND VIOLENCE" by John A Evenson, "CISKEI: THE CONTINUING PROBLEMS OF AN "INDEPENDENT" HOMELAND", and "THREATS BY BOPHUTHATSWANA POLICE AT AN EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY WORKSHOP IN THLABANE NEAR RUSTENBUR" by Bishop Kevin Dowling, Catholic Diocese of Rustenburg. The newsletter discusses the enclave of Soyo, oil production, displaced persons, relief agencies, the United Nations, shipments of military hardware, mercenaries, Foreign Minister Theo-Ben Gurirab, Senator Paul Simon, Representative Harry A. Johnston, F.W. de Klerk, Armscor, Renfrew Christie, the African National Congress (ANC), P.W. Botha, Nelson Mandela, the Tass news agency, Cuban troops, a nuclear test in the Kalahari, Pik Botha, John Vorster, President Carter, questions on South Africa's uranium stocks and nuclear co-operation, a nuclear arsenal, Abdul Minty, the World Campaign Against Military and Nuclear Collaboration with South Africa, Martin Navias, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Marie-Helene Labbe, weapons-grade enriched uranium, the International Atomic Energy Agency, G-5 and G-6 artillery guns, Gerald Bull, the Transkei, Major-General Bantu Holomisa, the Goldstone Commission, the National Party. Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), Hennie Bekker, the Azanian People's Liberation Army (APLA), Eugene TerreBlanche, the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), Police Constable Pasodi Matlala, Alexandra township, Carl Zimbiri, Clarence Makwetu, Captain Craig Kotze, the Minister of Law and Order, Wally Mbhele, the Revolutionary Watchdogs, Windhoek, South African soldiers, Eeben Barlow, Executive Outcomes, Huambo, Koevoet, 31 and 32 Battalions, the Security Council, Nico Basman, Hermanus Ferreira, Geoffrey Landsberg, illegal night flights to Angola, Propilot, Jamba, the SA Bias group, relief supplies, rebel territory, Sean Cleary, Strategy Network International, SWAPO, Nico Basson, apartheid, Dietrich Kantel, the MPLA, Chris Schuttle, Namibian Commercial Aviation, Agra Mills, Northern Commercial Aviation, Swiss Cottage, Miti, Christopher Seabrooke, Merchant Trade Finance, Robert Taylor, Emilia Rimbero, Franklin Guilherme, Alvaro Ammidi Rivera, Caimbambo, Jose Cale, Leo Pavillard, the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Renamo (MNR), elections, the State Security Council, Brig. Christoffel van der Westhuizen, Matthew Goniwe, former Lieut. Lourens du Plessue, Gen. Johannes van Rensburg, Ciskei, Lennox Sebe, General Fikile Zibi, Charles Sebe, Transkei, the Xhosa Resistance Movement, the South African Defence Force (SADF), General A.G. "Kat" Liebenberg, Minister of Local Government Tertius Delport, the National Coordinating Committee for Refugees (NCCR), liberation movements, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Moira Henderson House, the Anglican Church of the Province of South Africa, Fr. Zolile Sogiba, Nganiso Ndjingane, Brigadier Oupa Gqozo, Van der Merwe, the African Democratic Party (ADP), the Ciskei Defence Force, Mafuso Sigabi, Rev. Bonganu Blessing Finca, the Boarder Council of Churches, the Bisho massacre, Venda, the Rustenburg Council of Churches, the South African Council of Churches (SACC), the Lutheran Pastoral Centre in Thlabane, TV, UN and European Community observers, C.I.D., Frank Chikane, S'khumbuzo Mbatha, the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Christian Social Awareness (PACSA), Kellogg Foundation, assassination, Abdul Awetha, the United Democratic Front (UDF), the Ecumenical Monitoring Programme in South Africa (EMOSA), former Detective Constable Joyce Cashmore, Peiter van Reenen, Diokaba Village, and the South African Catholic Bishops' Conference.
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root