ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
March 10, 1993
14 pages
The newsletter reports Angolan Television in Luanda reported in late February that UNITA's information secretary, Jorge Valentim, had been arrested by Savimbi's security men as he tried to flee into Namibia. The newsletter includes Change in South Africa: Lessons from Namibia; NEC RESOLUTION ON NEGOTIATIONS AND NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION by the African National Congress; WITH CHURCH HELP, HOSTEL RESIDENTS ARE WORKING TO STOP VIOLENCE by Josephine Carlsson, Southern Africa Church News; DUTCH REFORMED UNITY STUMBLES OVER RELICS OF APARTHEID by John A. Evenson, Southern Africa Church News; and TOTAL DEATHS February 1992 to February 1993 by the Human Rights Commission. The newsletter has reprints of newspaper articles and a magazine article including: "Counting down to democracy," "ANC and Pretoria rope Inkatha into the negotiation corral" by John Carlin, "26 parties set to take part in S. Africa talks" by Allister Sparks, "MANDELA'S CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCH," "Security industry booms in Natal" by Philippa Garson and Sara Blecher, "How dead men tell tales on SA police" by David Beresford, and "West must act or the losers take all" by Victoria Brittain. The newsletter discusses a Transitional Executive Council (TEC), the African National Congress (ANC), the National Party, Convention for a Democratic South Africa (Codesa), the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Roelf Meyer, Cyril Ramaphosa, the Conservative Party, the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), the Azanian People's Organization (AZAPO), the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM), Steve Biko, Joe Slovo, UN Security Council resolution 435 (1978), United Nations Transitional Assistance Group (UNTAG), Walvis Bay, an Interim Government of National Unity, a Programme of Reconstruction and Development, the Free Ethiopian Church of Southern Africa, Nelson Mandela, African Independent Churches, Maganzine Dlomo, Rev. Mvume Dandala, Jeppe and Selby hostels, Rev. Frank Chikane, the South African Council of Churches (SACC), kwaZulu, Reaction Against Theft (Rat), Gavin Ainsworth, Springbok Patrols, Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB), the Dutch Reformed Church, the Dutch Reformed Mission Church (DRC-M), the Dutch Reformed Church in Africa (DRCA), Peter Potgeiter, the Broederbond, apartheid, F.W. de Klerk, Rev. Zak Mokgoeba, Professor John Heyns, Rev. Russel Botman, Dr. Jonathan Gluckman, murders in custody, the Legal Resources Centre, George Bizos, Henus Kriel, the South African Police (SAP), Bethuel Maphumulo, Soweto, Ahmed Timol, Ernie Wentzel, the security branch, Simon Mthimkulu, civil rights lawyers, the Lenkoe case, Sebokeng township, President Clinton, MPLA, UNITA, Jonas Savimbi, Zaire, General Tito Chingunji, David Bernadino, and Tony da Costa Fernandes.
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root