ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
September 15, 1992
12 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Europe, United Nations
Language: English
Contents: CISKEI MASSACRE • The newsletter says the hideous and putrid bantustan system of Pretoria's apartheid was emblazoned for all the world to see and hear at the Ciskei massacre on 7 September; the event was a staple of life - death - in South Africa; the shootings at the hick town 'capital' of Bisho looked almost identical to the mass killings at Sharpeville 32 years ago - doubtless to instances over the past three hundred years. The newsletter reprints newspaper articles including: "SA officers 'set up massacre'" by Chris McGreal, "SA security firm trains ADM men", "How SADF props up Gqozo" by Eddie Koch, "ANC accuses 'De Klerk lapdog'" by Chris McGreal, "Reporters caught in the hail of fire" by Clyde Russell, "Amnesty deal may leave in place covert security networks", "ANC critical of police 'facelift'" by Christopher Munnion, "Pretoria purges top police ranks" by David Beresford, "Pretoria seeks to appoint black police generals" by Chris McGreal, "Mike Lapsley: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PRIEST WHO SURVIVED A LETTERBOMB", "Going against volk and vaderland" by Allister Sparks, and "BRINGING THE ABORTION DEBATE INTO THE OPEN...". The newsletter reprints the article "OUR PEOPLE ARE FACIHG DEATH" An interview with Rev Bongani Blessing Finca by Josephine Carlsson, Southern Africa Church News. The newsletter reprints material by the Human Rights Commission. The newsletter includes an article from The Rock, the magazine of the ANC Women's League. The newsletter discusses the African National Congress (ANC), Colonel Horst Schubesberger, the Ciskei Defence Force (CDF), the Goldstone Commission, F.W. de Klerk, Nelson Mandela, Oupa Gqozo, Esikhaweni, KwaZulu, KZP (KwaZulu Police), SAP (South African Police), the Border Councilor Churches, the South African Council of Churches (SACC), the National Peace Accord, Reformed Presbyterian Church, the State of Emergency, the African Democratic Movement (ADM), Major General J.J. Viktor, the South African Defence Force (SADF), Brigadier Oelschig, Colonel Ockert Swanepoel, Army Intelligence, Special Forces, Ciskei Defence Minister S.S. Pita, Trevor Thomas Taylor, Peace Force Security, Kululekile Mkanylle, the Pan African Congress (PAC), Colonel Gert Hugo, the National Party, Transkei, General Bantu Holomisa, Anton Nieuwoudt, Clive Brink, Military Intelligence (MI), Brigadier Andrew Jamangile, Lennox Sebe, the South African Communist Party (SACP), Brigadier Andrew Jamangile, Colonel Zanumsi Zantsi. King William's Town, Chris van Aardt, Pik Botha, Cyril Ramaphosa, Rev. Bob Clarke, the Boipatong massacre, UN peace envoy Cyrus Vance, Richard Goldstone, the Goldstone Commission, the Pretoria Minute, Jacob Zuma, Walter Sisulu, political prisoners, sanctions, Matthew Phosa, CCB (Civil Cooperation Bureau), Dirk Coetzee, the Indemnity Act, Minister of Law and Order Hernus Kriel, Dr. Peter Waddington, Major General Jac Buchner, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), Commissioner of Police General Johan van der Merwe, Lieutenant-General Basie Smit, Inkathagate, Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the Conservative Party, General Christoffel van der Westhuizen, Roelf Meyer, Esikhawini township, Johan van der Merwe, General Koos Cailtz, TEP (Theological Exchange Programme), Michael Lapsley, MK, the Society of the Sacred Mission (SSM), Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Deon Maas, the Dutch Reformed Church, the National Party, Afrikaners, Barbara Klugman of the Women's Health Project, AIDS, Baragwanath Hospital, homelands, and tribal areas. [Note: Esikhaweni is also spelled Esikhawini.]
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