by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
April 28, 1989
The newsletter says the bloody prologue to implementation of the United Nations scheme for achieving independence is not fished and discusses the South African Defence Force, the South African Police (SWAPOL) and Koevoet. The newsletter discusses SWAPO's Peoples' Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) and the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (PLAN). The newsletter says a letter to the UN Special Representative in Namibia called urgently on the UNTAG chief to investigate actions off the South African security forces in the north. The newsletter say the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) are preparing for marking May Day and an observance on the 11th anniversary of the Kassinga massacre on 4 May and includes excerpts of a statement by NUNW. The newsletter includes a copy of an advertisement SOLIDARITY WITH THE NAMIBIAN PEOPLE! issued by affiliates of COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions) and UDF (United Democratic Front) that Appeared in the Weekly Mail of April 21 to April 27, 1989. The newsletter includes a copy of a letter to the Administrator General on intimidation and the deteriorating situation in Namibia from Dr. W. Hegenberger and Mr. Willy Amutenya of the Catholic Church Social Unit; a copy of which was sent to Mr. Martti Ahtisaari, UN Special Representative in Namibia. The newsletter includes a translation of a letter from Col. F. A. Botes, Commander 91 SWA Brigade, to his men translated by the Namibia Communications Centre. The newsletter includes THE CEASEFIRE BREAKDOWN IN NAMIBIA AND THE QUESTION OF SWAPO's OBLIGATIONS IN TERMS OF THE UN PLAN AND THE GENEVA PROTOCOL issued by the Namibia Communications Centre. The newsletter includes a copy of a letter to the Special Representative of the United Nations from M J Clayton of the Legal Assistance Centre. The newsletter includes a statement by the Administrator-General ASSEMBLY POINTS IN TERMS OF THE MOUNT ETJO DECLARATION. The newsletter includes information related to the Namibia Nation Students' Organization (NANSO). The newsletter includes newspaper articles "Apartheid for the dead" and "Hit list confirmed".
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