Africa Fund Welcomes Reports of Collapse of Bophuthatswana

by The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
March 10, 1994
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Jennifer Davis, Executive Director of The Africa Fund, welcomed reports of the overthrow of Lucas Mangope, "president" of the Bophuthatswana bantustan. The press release notes that The Africa Fund distributed the money raised by the anti-apartheid album "Sun City"; the lyrics to "Don't Play Sun City" became a rallying cry for musicians not to perform at the Sun City resort located in Bophuthatswana. The press release notes that Mangope had threatened not to allow people who live in Bophuthatswana to vote in South Africa's first democratic election in April 1994. Davis notes that this increases the pressure on other holdouts, including Inkatha leader Gatsha Buthelezi, to participate. The press release notes that The Africa Fund has launched a South Africa Election Watch campaign.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Africa Action Archive