[Dumisani S. Kumalo, a South African, has been selected as national coordinator for COBLSA]

by Clergy and Laity Concerned, American Committee on Africa
with Paul Irish
New York, New York, United States
July 25, 1979
Publisher: American Committee on Africa, Clergy and Laity Concerned
2 pages
The press release announces that Dumisani S. Kumalo will become national coordinator for the Campaign to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa (COBLSA). The bank campaign, initiated and sponsored by the American Committee on Africa and Clergy and Laity Concerned since 1977, has affiliates active in over a dozen regions. Mr. Kumalo was a founder of the Union of Black Journalists in South Africa, an organization active in the Black Consciousness Movement that was outlawed in 1977. He was chief reporter for the black edition of the Johannesburg Sunday Times, where he was instrumental in exposing many injustices of apartheid. He fled South Africa following repeated police harassment. The campaign has received endorsement from over 150 prominent personalities including performers Harry Belafonte, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee; political representatives Hon. Charles Rangel, Hon. Julian Bond, and Tom Hayden; labor leaders Victor Reuther and Lillian Roberts; and religious leaders Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, and Mia Adjali.
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Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
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