by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
with Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
New York, New York, United States
August 6, 1989
The newsletter says the United States government, the United Nations Secretary General and his Special Representative in Windhoek have all admonished the South African Administrator General in occupied Namibia to disband totally the members of the terror brigade, Koevoet and that Administrator General Louis Pienaar has refused. The newsletter says Pienaar will not weed out Koevoet from the South West African Police (SWAPOL) into which he transferred them at the beginning of the year. The newsletter says Pienaar refuses to fire General Hans Dreyer, the founder of Koevoet and now Pretoria's top cop in northern Namibia. The newsletter discusses SWAPO and the South West Africa Territorial Force (SWATF). The newsletter says in the north Angolans belonging to South Africa's ally, UNITA, have crossed the border and are being registered to vote. The newsletter says the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has warned that if it is generally believed the election was not fair, Namibians will not accept the results. The newsletter says a year ago the Legal Assistance Centre was set up as a public interest law firm to expose and bring to court human rights violations and that its director is David Smuts. The newsletter says the Legal Assistance Centre has handled more than 400 cases, bringing charges against Louis Pienaar and South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan. The newsletter includes STATEMENT OF THE FIRST OBSERVER MISSION OF THE COMMISSION ON INDEPENDENCE FOR NAMIBIA. The newsletter includes AN OPEN LETTER TO THE UNITED NATION'S SECRETARY GENERAL signed by Dr. Abisai Shejavali on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Council of Churches in Namibia.
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