Mayor Rice to address apartheid with South African residents
by Seattle-Daliwe Sister Community Project
Seattle, Washington, United States
March 21, 1990
The press release says Seattle Mayor Norm Rice will speak with residents of Daliwe, South Africa about life under apartheid during a scheduled phone call from New Hope Baptist Church on March 29 arranged by the Seattle-Daliwe Sister Community Project. The project assists Daliwe residents in their resistance to the government's policy of "forced removals." The press release says on March 12, Kenneth Sigidi, the democratically elected President of the Daliwe Residents Association, described conditions in Daliwe and appealed to Seattle activists to "publicize … our plight in Daliwe." Daliwe residents has lived in their township for over 100 years but are now being forced to move to a new township named Katikati; in an attempt to make life unbearable in Daliwe, the South African government has provided no school and is threatening to destroy the only existing health clinic for the 8,000 residents. During the last 40 years, the South African government has forcibly removed over 3.5 million Blacks from their homes through apartheid laws. The press release contact is Michael Mann.
Collection: Selma Waldman collection on the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid (SCCA), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections