COMMITTEE OF PROMINENT AMERICAN JURISTS FORMED TO PROMOTE JUSTICE FOR SOUTH AFRICAN LABOR LEADER

by The American Jurists Committee Monitoring the Case of Moses Mayekiso, United Automobile Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
Washington, DC, United States
November 17, 1987
Publisher: United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
5 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English

The press release says a group of 10 distinguished American jurists has been formed to monitor the treason trial of one of South Africa's most prominent black union leaders - Moses Mayekiso, the head of the UAW-counterpart union in South Africa. The jurists are Griffin B. Bell, William T. Coleman, Jr., Marvin E. Frankel, Arthur J. Goldberg, Elizabeth Holtzman, Damon J. Keith, Abner J. Mikva, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Stephen Reinhardt, and Benno C. Schmidt. This group include top members of the U.S. judiciary, legal scholars, veteran prosecutors, a major university president, and a corporate lawyer who served as a presidential cabinet member. Two attachments are included: WHO IS MOSES MAYEKISO and SOME FACTS ON LIFE IN ALEXANDRA TOWNSHIP. The press release mentions the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), resistance to "pass laws," a residents’ council, "Peoples Courts," the town council, UAW President Owen Bieber, apartheid, subversion, sedition, detention, a trade union conference in Sweden, the death penalty, the International Metalworkers Federation (IMF), rent and consumer boycotts, the Metal and Allied Workers Union, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the State of Emergency, four co-defendants, and Don Stillman.


Used by permission of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers