Southern Africa Support Committee News Update
by Southern Africa Support Committee
Los Angeles, California, United States
The newsletter says joint maneuvers have been reported between U.S. and Zairian troops in Shaba Province and that 40 tons of U.S. weapons were shipped from Bradley Fields in Connecticut destined for South Africa earmarked for UNITA, the contra force fighting the MPLA government of Angola. The newsletter reports on the whites-only election in South Africa in which P.W. Botha was re-elected State President, the Progressive Federal Party, the Conservative Party, and the National Party. It also reports on the ANC, Black townships, and the State of Emergency. The newsletter says the Sullivan Principles have been renounced by their author, Rev. Leon Sullivan. The newsletter reports that the National Union of Mineworkers voted to adopted the Freedom Charter, joining the UDF, COSATU, and ANC. It reports on a meeting of SASC with Carols Cardosa, director of AIM, the official news agency of Mozambique. The newsletter says MNR was formed originally by the white minority government of Rhodesia and, after Zimbabwe's independence, MNR was taken over by the South African government that used it now to try to bring down the FRELIMO government. The newsletter says SASC has just received the official FRELIMO government account of the death of President Samora Machel, who was killed on a mysterious plane crash last October. • Why Another Newsletter • Angola • South Africa • Mozambique • Why house meetings?
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