TERRORISTS TARGET UNION LEADER FOR ELECTION VIOLENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA: URGENT ACTION NEEDED!

by Mike Fleshman, The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
December 17, 1993
Publisher: The Africa Fund
4 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing to Key Labor Contacts from the Labor Desk Coordinator says right-wing terrorists in South Africa have targeted the family of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) Vice President Danny Oliphant, one of 21 labor candidates on the African National Congress (ANC) election slate. This year, more than 4,000 people have died in apartheid violence; pro-apartheid elements, including ultra-racist Nazi paramilitary forces and government-backed bantustan leaders like Gatsha Buthelezi threaten all-out civil war if democratic elections are held. The mailing asks people to write to President F.W. de Klerk to demand effective protection for the Oliphant family and all electoral candidates and to take tough action against police death squads and right-wing terrorists. The mailing also asks people to urge President Clinton to break the White House silence on the apartheid slaughter in South Africa. The mailing includes ACT NOW FOR FREEDOM! BECOME A SOUTH AFRICA ELECTION WATCHER and two newspaper articles: "KZP hit squad exposed" by Stephen Laufer and Farouk Chothia and "South African Hit Squads Tied to Homeland" by Kenneth B. Noble. The mailing also discusses kwaZulu Chief Minister Mangosuthu Buthelezu, the Goldstone Commission, the South African Defence Force (SADF), the South African Police (SAP), the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), the Caprivi Strip, Justice Richard Goldstone, Lenford Thembinkosi Mdibi, Ziba Jiyana, the KwaZulu Police (KZP), Gcina Mkhize, Raymond Mbambo, Amnesty International, Sergeant Dlamini, Esikhawini, Sipho Nembula, the Department of Military Intelligence, AK47, Uzi automatic weapons, RPG7 rocket launchers, Lieutenant General Roy During, Northern Natal, Oakland artist Sara Hodgson, Nelson Mandela, and the Nobel Peace Prize..
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Africa Action Archive