Southern Africa Support Committee News Update
by Southern Africa Support Committee
with Charles Marshall
Los Angeles, California, United States
The newsletter reports on P.W. Botha’s visit inside occupied territory in Angola and the release of Govan Mbeki from prison in South Africa. It reports on the Reagan administration’s continued support for destabilization efforts in Angola through funding UNITA. Charles Marshall, a member of the U.S. - Angola Friendship Society, reports on his visit to Angola and discusses UNITA, the repeal of the Clark Amendment, the MPLA, FAPLA (People's Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola), Southern Africa Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), African National Congress (ANC), and the South West African People's Organization (SWAPO). The newsletter reports on the strike by miners in Namibia led by the National Union of Miners (NUM). It reports that ANC President Oliver Tambo declared the ANC would never negotiate in secret, that 50 prominent South African businesses defied the government and met for three days with the ANC, that UDF members and supporters have been attacked and some killed, and that South African Black squatters who blame the police for the destruction of thousands of shacks have taken the government to court. The newsletter includes information on Mozambique including FRELIMO, UNITA and a document on the death of Samora Machel. It reports that Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda has rejected International Monetary Fund prescriptions for economic recovery and on proposed constitutional reform in Zimbabwe. • ANGOLA • ANGOLAN JOURNEY • NAMIBIA • MINER’S STRIKE • ATTACKS ON COSATU • SOUTH AFRICA • National • Dakar Meeting • Death Squads • Sanctions • Crossroads A Year Later • MOZAMBIQUE • Why He Died • ZAMBIA • ZIMBABWE
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