[Dear Endorser; We have recently received word that two activists of the Grahamstown Rural Committee . . .]

by Mark Weber, Chicago-Alexandra Sister Community Project Committee, Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa
Chicago, Illinois, United States
May 25, 1990
Publisher: Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing signed by Mark Webber of the Chicago-Alexandra Sister Community Project Committee asking people to fax, telegram or write South African State President F.W. de Klerk, Minister of Law and Order Adriaan Vlok, and Wessels, Assistant to Pik Botha, Minister of Foreign Affairs. The mailing says we have recently received word that two activists of the Grahamstown Rural Committee, Glen Thomas and Robert Nogula, have been detained by the South Africa police, under the Internal Security Act; Mr. Thomas is also an elected official of the ANC, which makes his detention even more disturbing; enclosed please find a copy of a fax we have received from the Grahamstown Rural Committee, as well as a copy of a letter I sent to de Klerk on behalf of the Chicago-Alexandra Sister Community Project, protesting the detention of these activists. The mailing says since the Chicago-Alexandra Sister Community relationship is part of a wider network of such contacts between U.S. cities and South African community-based organizations like the Grahamstown Rural Committee, it is urgent that we protest the detentions of activists from such organizations. The mailing says now that the city of Chicago has officially declared its Sister Community relationship with Alexandra, you may also wish to exert pressure on the City Administration and City Council (through your alderperson) to officially respond to this matter by asking them to protest to the South African government themselves, as well as to the Bush Administration and Congress; in light of de Klerk's planned visit to the U.S. in June to gain support for his policies, this situation must not be overlooked. The mailing discusses the ANC (African National Congress).
Used by permission of former members of the Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers