by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
June 30, 1989
The newsletter reports on a delegation of the United Democratic Front (UDF) to the United States including Ms. Albertina Sisulu, one of the UDF's three co-presidents and wife of long-imprisoned ANC leader Walter Sisulu. The newsletter says two widely differing representatives from South Africa visit the USA this summer and that one of them is here consisting of members and affiliates of the UDF. The newsletter says Frederick W. de Klerk, leader of the National Party, is expected in Washington. The newsletter includes an excerpt from "Repression and the state of emergency June 1987 - March 1989" by David Webster and Maggie Friedman. The newsletter includes a statement of the Repatriation Resettlement Reconstruction committee of the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN). The newsletter includes a summary of the Ant-Apartheid Act of 1989 and a Dear Friend letter form Congressman Ronald V. Dellums asking people to support the Act. The newsletter includes newspaper articles including: "Thatcher to meet the ambassador of modern apartheid" by David Beresford, "ANC opens campaign of defiance" by Victoria Brittain, "New apartheid leader weeps Crocodile tears" by Allister Sparks, "Startling claims about coloureds Minister's wife" by Arlene Getz, "Majority Rule 'Unjust,' Says Botha's Heir" by William Claiborne, "S African leader may meet Bush and Thatcher" by Stephen Robinson, "HAMBA KAHLE DAVID", "Webster's last words", "Friends' words", "Town in shock over gallows fate of 14" by Peter Goodwin, "14 blacks sentenced to hang for murder of SA policeman" by John Carlin, "Logic and 14 lives sacrificed on the altar of apartheid" by John Carlin, "Victims display police injuries" by David Beresford, "Inside the Wit Wolwe", "Is Strydom crazy? And if not, why is he a hero to so many whites?", and "The surprise was that there were no confrontations in court". The newsletter includes newspaper articles on the meeting between F.W. de Klerk ant Thatcher, David Webster, the Upington 14, and Barend Strydom.
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