ZIMBABWE battleground for freedom
by The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
Undated, Spring 1976
The brochure says ninety-five percent of the 6.4 million people living in Zimbabwe (the African name for Rhodesia) are black ruled by an illegal white minority regime which has resolutely refused to acknowledge any democratic right for the majority African population; this regime unilaterally declared its independence from Great Britain in 1965 in order to avoid majority rule; not one nation in the world has recognized its legitimacy. The brochure says inside Zimbabwe, African students, workers and their families are protesting the policies of the Rhodesian regime; those who demonstrate, sign petitions, or join political groups are sometimes expelled from school with no hope of getting an education. The brochure says many Zimbabweans have fled from this violent repression to neighboring Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique; since December 1974 more than 20,000 refugees have gone to Mozambique alone. The brochure says The Africa Fund has been asked to provide $30,000 for black South African students who have been harassed, arrested, banned, and, perhaps most importantly, denied the right to continue their education because of their "political" activity. The brochure includes a quote bu David Ennals, Minister of State, Great Britain. The brochure discusses Ian Smith, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, "protected villages", barbed wire fences, torture, intimidation, jobs, the African National Council, SWAPO (South West African People's Organization), immigration cases, winter clothing, George Houser, Jennifer Davis, and Dr. Susan Rogers. • repression and resistance • AFRICA FUND PROJECTS • building self-reliance • inside Zimbabwe • OTHER PRIORITY AID PROJECTS • 1. In South Africa • 2. In Namibia • 3. Emergency Assistance • RESEARCH AND LITERATURE • TOTAL BUDGET
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