ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchpeople For A Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
August 12, 1991
8 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter reports on the African National Congress conference in Durban that put together a structure for the future South Africa and unanimously elected Nelson Mandela was unanimously elected President of the ANC, with Walter Sisulu chosen as Deputy President. Oliver Tambo, who led the ANC from exile during the long years of struggle, was acclaimed as National Chairman, and veteran trade union leader Cyril Ramaphosa was elected Secretary General. Jacob Zuma was made Ramaphosa's deputy, and Thomas Nkobi retained the post of treasurer. Following the ANC conference, U.S. President George Bush announced the lifting of trade and economic sanctions against South Africa in recognition of the 'profound transformation' wrought by President F. W. De Klerk. The Johannesburg Weekly Mail gave documentary proof of direct Pretoria funding of the Inkatha organization of Chief Gatsha Buthelezi. Also, the South African Police and the Defence Force are shown repeatedly to train, supply, and operate killers in Inkatha and to direct SAP and SADF assassination squads. The newsletter includes newspaper articles. • Aspinall set up secret fund for Buthelezi • SA police root out funding leaks • US unions gave money to Inkatha • KwaZulu minister 'was SA police link' • Townships still butt on Inkatha warrior attacks • Fear could aid Inkatha cause • Countering violence. Or creating it? • SA intelligence service 'built up Inkatha' • Security policeman 'bought arms for Inkatha' • Uwusa us an SAP/Inkatha joint project • Cosatu lists attacks by Uwusa 'vigilantes' • Police paid Inkatha to black ANC • 'Chief Buthelezi was very emotional. He could not say thank you enough' • Axing of homicide MP premature – Buthelezi
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections