by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
April 6, 1989
The newsletter notes that April 6 is the 10th anniversary of the martyrdom of ANC soldier Solomon Mahlangu. The newsletter includes the text of a press statement by the Council of Churches in Namibia signed by The Right Reverent H. Frederick. The newsletter includes two items issued by the Namibia Communications Centre COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN NAMIBIA PRESS STATEMENT and NAMIBIAN LAWYER ACCUSES SOUTH AFRICA OF SHOOT TO KILL POLICY, REPORT INDICATES "LITTLE, IF ANY" UN INVESTIGATIONS. The newsletter includes an affidavit by Lucas Rooi. The newsletter includes a press statement by NANSO (Namibia National Students' Organization), NUMW (National Union of Namibian Workers), NUM (Mineworkers Union of Namibia), NAFAU (Namibia Food and Allied Union), NAPWU (Namibia Public Workers Union), NATAU (Namibia Transport and Allied Workers Union), MANWU (Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union) and SWAPO Youth League about events in the north eastern region of Namibia (Kabango). The newsletter includes newspaper articles including "Namibia storm breaks over UN leader" by James Bose, Gavin Bell, Ray Kennedy and Andrew McWein, "Battles upset poll speculation", "Swapo rejects SA offer of ceasefire" by David Beresford, "Swapo agreement 'does not exist'" by, David Beresford, "SA 'manipulating' Namibian poll" by David Beresford, "Teachers' union launch", "Trade unions speak out against privatization", "Waiting for the hangman" by David Beresford, "The impoverished backdrop to the Upington murder" by Gaye Davis, and a newspaper opinion piece "Murder under social pressure" by Andrew Coleman. The newspaper article discuss the launch of a campaign by anti-apartheid activists for the abolition of the death penalty, the case of the Uppington 25, and the opposition of Namibia’s major trade unions to privatization.
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