SAMRAF news + notes

by South African Military Refugee Aid Fund
Brooklyn, New York, United States
August 1983
8 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter says a growing number of South African war resisters are arriving in the United States. Public resisters Billy Paddock and Peter Hathorn are serving six-year jail terms. The newsletter reports that a young Black Namibian, Mr. Erick Binga, has challenged the right of the South African regime to draft him into the South West African Territorial Force, a local wing of the South African Defence Force. The newsletter reports that Lieutenant Gerald Andreas Eckert (24), a nurse in Pretoria's military hospital, defected to Mozambique early in June. Contents: Namibian Resister Supports SWAPO • White Officer Defects • Resisting Racial Violence • The Police. Who Are These People Anyway? • Bozo of the Month • An Appeal for Support • SAMRAF and Our Program • SAMRAF Contacts
Used by permission of Mike Morgan, a former member of South African Military Refugee Aid Fund.
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections