REMEMBER KASSINGA

by Southern Africa Support Committee
California, United States
Undated, April some year between 1979 and the late 1980s
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The leaflet urges people to commemorate the massacred on May 4, 1978 at a Namibian refugee camp at Kassinga, in southern Angola, by the South African Defense Force. That day, 147 men, 167 women, and 298 children died, and 611 refugees were wounded. Before pulling out, the South Africans mined nearby roads to delay medical help. On May 4, Kassinga Day, people are urged to remember those who were martyred by wearing BLACK and to show solidarity with the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) by wearing BLUE, RED, and GREEN -- the color of SWAPO's flag. The leaflet contains the slogans A Luta Continua! and The People of Southern Africa SHALL BE FREE!! [Note: The year this leaflet was produced is unknown; it is probably between 1979 and the late 1980s. It is not known what organization created this leaflet. It was likely created by the Southern Africa Support Committee.]
Used by permission of a former member of the Southern Africa Support Committee.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections