by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
New York, New York, United States
May 15, 1988
The newsletter reports that Gwen Lister and Mark Verbaan, editor of The Namibian, and Mark Verbaan, a senior reporter for the paper, have been ordered to appear before a South African military tribunal. The newsletter also reports that Dulcie September, representative in France of the African National Congress, was shot dead in Paris and that on April 7 a car bomb in Maputo almost killed Albie Sachs. The newsletter asks people to write the chairmen of the House and Senate Intelligence Committee, Representative Lee H. Hamilton and Senator David L. Boren, to demand Congressional investigations and public disclosure of the South African regime's operatives and agents in the U.S. The newsletter includes an appeal to the United Nations by Frank Chikane, General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches, that discusses the banning of 17 non-violent organizations campaigning to end apartheid, severe restrictions on the Congress of South African Trade Unions and on 18 anti-apartheid leaders, arrests of the heads of churches and other clergy, and a new legislaiton called the Promotion of Orderly Internal Politics bill. The newsletter includes a number of articles reprinted from other publications: "ANGOLANS AND ALLIES PUSHING S. AFRICANS BACK TO NAMIBIAN BORDER"; "IN S. AFRICA, LONDON TALKS SEEM WAY TO BUY TIME"; "Namibia remains key to Angolan breakthrough" by Victoria Brittain; "Police fire on massacre anniversary march" by David Beresford; "S African 'murder squad' killing ANC envoys, says paper" by Stephen Robinson; "Mitterrand hints at SA death role"; "Guerrilla leaders fear 'hit squad'" by Peter Godwin; "Pretoria n'avait aucun intérêt á faire assassiner Fulcie September"; "The other tabloid war"; "ANC prepares guidelines for S. Africa's post-apartheid constitution"; "Why the fate if the Sharpeville Six remains with Botha" by Goeffrey Bindman; "Death sentence 'a strong possibility' for 25 SA blacks" by Tony Allen-Mills; and "S African crackdown threatens ECC anti-apartheid programme" by Victoria Brittain. Contents: NAMIBIA • MURDER INCORPORATED - INTERNATIONAL • AN APPEAL TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Leon Spencer Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections