by Episcopal Churchpeople For A Free Southern Africa
with Frank Chikane
New York, New York, United States
August 6, 1988
The newsletter discusses South Africa's “total strategy” and the growing tide of revolt in South Africa and occupied Namibia. It says international boycotts and sanctions are expanding. Pretoria “total strategy” is losing, as shown by its defeat in the war in Angola. The newsletter says the joint Angola-Cuban-SWAPO army is squared off against the South African Defence Force in southern Angola and on the very frontiers of occupied Namibia. Pretoria is using every device to fend off the inevitable - murder, bombings, detentions, press censorship, and banning of opposition organizations and arrest of their members. The newsletter includes a statement by Rev. Frank Chikane, General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches. The newsletter includes a number of newspaper articles: "Post box grenade for Mrs. Chikane" by Musa Zondi, "MERCENARY NAMES IN CONNECTION WITH PARIS ASSASSINATION," "THE COMOROS CONNECTION," "Silence 'traitor Tutu' says US rightwinger," "Pretoria Pushes to Uproot Squatters, Tighten Racial Segregation" by William Claiborne, "Pretoria to step up pressure on neighbours, report says" by Victoria Brittain, "Old loyalties and blood ties bind Zimbabwe's SA agents" by Karl Maier, "Outrage and action over Mandela" by Hugo Young, "PROFILE: Nelson Mandela, powerful in chains," "TREVOR HUDDLESTON, White man with a mission" by Anthony Sampson, "Jail and tears for man who rejected apartheid's army" by Tony Allen-Mills, and "Forging the bonds of regional strength" by Ruth Weles. The articles discuss the assassination of Dulcie September, the African National Congress representative in Paris, and also Desmond Tutu, South Africa's attempts to destabilize its neighbors, David Bruce’s six-year jail sentence for refusing to perform compulsory national service in the army, and the Southern African Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC). Contents: TOTAL WAR • RAID OF FRANK CHIKANE'S HOME
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