Southern Africa Support Committee News Update
by Southern Africa Support Committee
Los Angeles, California, United States
The newsletter reports on the June tour of the United States by Nelson and Winnie Mandela, when Nelson Mandela called for continued sanctions. The newsletter includes an article based on an interview SASC comrade Michael Zunzun conducted with Neo Nmumzama, Administrative Secretary of the ANC (African National Congress) in Lusaka, Zambia. Nmumzama says the struggle over the last decade has rested on four pillars: underground work inside the country, armed struggle waged by Umkhonto We Sizwe, mass political mobilization through above-ground organizations, and national solidarity. Nmumzama discusses the United Democratic Front (UDF), the Freedom Charter, COSATU, NACTU, AZAPO, BCM, and PAC (Pan Africanist Congress). The newsletter discusses the South African debt crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. An article on Angola says the MPLA stated that a large U.S. shipment of arms reached UNITA from Zaire and discusses Cuba, Koevoet, and Savimbi. The newsletter reports on the April election in Zimbabwe, President Mugabe, ZANU-PF, Edgar Tekere, Zimbabwe Unity Movement, Simon Muzenda, and Joshua Nkomo. The newsletter reports on South Africa, Israel, ANC, Inkatha, FW DeKlerk, violence in Natal, SADF, and Zulu police. Contents: NELSON MANDELA TOUR OF U.S. • FEATURED ARTICLE • SOUTH AFRICAN DEBT CRISIS • Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America: Total Debt as it Percentage of the Gross National Product, 1987 • ANGOLA • NEWSBRIEFS • ZIMBABWE • SOUTH AFRICA • NATAL VIOLENCE • A NEW VIDEO: "One Namibia One New Nation"
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