Fact Sheet on the Pending Cases of Deportation on Five Africans to Apartheid in The Republic of South Africa

by Workers Defense League, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
April 30, 1965
Publisher: American Committee on Africa, Workers Defense League
2 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The fact sheet says twenty-two Africans entered the United States in February, 1964, under special visas as entertainers to appear in the play Sponono. Five refused to board the plane that was to return them to South Africa are now seeking asylum here. The fact sheet includes information on the five: Paul Makgoba, Herbert M. Manana, Ernest T. Mohlomi, Obed Mabalane Dira, and Victor Bekithema Shange. The fourth session of hearings before a Special Inquiry Officer of the Immigration Service was concluded on April 27, 1965. Dr. Leslie I. Rubin, a founder and vice president of the Liberal Party of South Africa under Alan Paton -- now Professor of Comparative Government at Howard University at Washington D. C. -- testified in detail on the more than one hundred Apartheid Laws that circumscribe and confine the African in his native land. Mrs. Elizabeth Franklin, former Secretary of the Liberal Party and of the Johannesburg Defense and Aid Fund -- recently arrived in the. United States -- movingly testified to the actual operation of these laws, such as compulsory resettlement with separation of man and wife, and mother and children.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections