ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
with Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Southern Africa Church News
New York, New York, United States
May 1, 1993
12 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Mozambique, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: crisis in South Africa • The newsletter says events in South Africa following the assassination of Chris Hani have underscored who and what the sound people and organizations are in that tortured land. The newsletter says Pretoria panicked, ordering up troop reserves; but in the inevitable turmoil that broke out across the country, it was the ANC leadership and their marshals who kept violence to a minimum; ANC Secretary General Cyril Ramaphosa and representatives of the ANC Youth League led by its Secretary General Rapu Molekane, condemned racist chants used at a rally headed by ANC Youth League President Peter Mokaba. The newsletter includes HIT SQUAD ACTIONS, an excerpt from a publication of the Human Rights Commission. The newsletter reprints newspaper articles including: "Hani suspect a key figure of far right" by John Carlin, "Link with Tories claimed" by Martin Whitfield, "SA braced for days of angry protest" by John Carlin, "Walus 'linked to intelligence'", "Chris Hani" by John Carlin, "The romantic revolutionary" by Victoria Brittain, "S African hero comes home, 14 years after he was hanged" by David Beresford, and "Oliver Tambo" by Anthony Sampson. The newsletter reprints an article from Southern Africa Church News "CHURCHES CALL FOR PEACE BUT HANI MEMORIAL TURNS TO VIOLENCE" by John A. Evenson. The newsletter reprints South Africa: Fear of resumption of executions, an URGENT ACTION by Amnesty International. The newsletter reprints "SOUTH AFRICA: THE ANC AND THE ATOM BOMB" by David Albright and Mark Hibbs. The newsletter discusses the African National Congress (ANC), Clive Derby-Lewis, the South African Defence Force (SADF), the Citizen Force, Janusz Walus, Minister of Law and Order Hernus Kriel, the Western Goals Institute, the Witwatersrand Rifles Regiment, Andrew Smith, Renamo (MNR), South African Military Intelligence, the Conservative Party, the National Party, the Dutch Reformed Church, the World Anti-Communist League, Jonas Savimbi, UNITA, the World Apartheid Movement, Koos Vermeulen, Henry Martin, Adrian Maritz, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), the Stallard Foundation, Peter Hain, John Major, the Anti-Nazi League, Soweto, F.W. de Klerk, Nelson Mandela, Minister of Justice Kobie Coetsee, Deputy Minister of Law and Order Gert Myburgh, Eugene Terreblanche, the Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB), the Afrikaner National Socialist Movement, Steyl Abrie, Colonel Paul Abrie, the South African Communist Party (SACP), Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the South African Council of Churches (SACC), Frank Chikane, Methodist Presiding Bishop Stanley Mogoba, Dr. Allan Boesak, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), APLA, Rev. Wilma Jacobsen, the South African Police (SAP), Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the Suppression of Communism Act, the black liberation forces in Rhodesia, Roelf Mayer, Cuba, Cuban soldiers, Solomon Mahlangu, Pretoria Central Prison, black prisoners, Atteridgeville, Mamelodi, hangings, homelands, Bophuthatswana, Lawyers for Human Rights, the Society for the Abolition of the Death Penalty (SADSPA), Forte Hare, the Freedom Charter, the Treason Trial, the Sharpeville crisis, Chief Albert Luthuli, Steve Biko, back consciousness, George Shultz, Geoffrey Howe, apartheid, P.W. Botha, Margaret Thatcher, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Waldo Stumph, the South African Atomic Energy Corporation, uranium, nuclear weapons, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Roger Jardine, the National Energy Act, Valindaba, the Safari Research Reactor, the CIA, Jacobus de Villers, the Kalahari desert, Pelindaba, an intermediate-range ballistic missile, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, and democracy.
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