M.A.C.S.A. News

(Number 22)
by Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
with Sally Timmel
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
January 1973
9 pages
The newsletter reports that Holden Roberto of FNLA (National Front for the Liberation of Angola) and Agostinho Neto of MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola) signed an agreement in mid-December setting up a Supreme Liberation Council. The agreement provided for a Unified Military Command, under Neto’s leadership, and an Angolan Political Council, based in Zaire and headed by Roberto. Rev. Zedequias Kanganhela, aged 60, is reported by the mission department of the Protestant Church of Switzerland to have killed himself after six months of isolation and interrogation in a Mozambique jail; he was imprisoned with 30 leading members of his church, the Presbyterian Church in Mozambique, since June 13. The newsletter reports that Exxon Corporation has applied to Portugal for a concession for exploration off Angola. It also reports that Samuel J. Westin, a black student at Norfolk State College, is now on trial charged with a felony in connection with a demonstration last spring in Norfolk, Virginia against Portuguese colonialism in Africa. The newsletter reports that Stanley Ntwasa and Rev. David DeBeer have been banned, in April 1972 and June 1972, respectively; on June 9, 1972, Rev. Theo Kotze was arrested. The newsletter includes information on Gulf Oil, American Committee on Africa, FRELIMO, Samuel J. Westin Defense Fund, Professor Daniel Kunene, apartheid, the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS), the Christian Institute, the University Christian Movement, and Prime Minister Vorster. Contents: ANGOLAN MOVEMENTS REACH AGREEMENT • SUICIDE OF CHURCH LEADER IN MOZAMBICAN JAIL • NEXT GENERAL MACSA MEETING • EXXON APPLIES FOR ANGOLAN CONCESSION • NEW GUERRILLA ACTIVITY IN ZIMBABWE • ANTI-NATO PROTESTER ON TRIAL • GIL FERNANDES, PAIGC REP SPEAKERS IN MADISON • WEST HIGH INTERIM SCHEDULES COURSE ON SOUTH AFRICA • NOTES ON A DEPORTATION • BECOME MORE ACTIVE IN MACSA - JOIN A WORKING GROUP • ORDER POSTERS FROM MACSA • MACSA NEWS SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION • READING SUGGESTIONS - AFRICAN LIBERATION STRUGGLE IN "PORTUGUESE" AFRICA • HELP MPLA PRINTSHOP PROJECT • SUBSCRIPTION AND CONTRIBUTION FORM
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers