ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
with International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
September 20, 1990
12 pages
Contents: SLAUGHTER and SCHEMES • SOUTH AFRICAN MADE WEAPONS AIMED AT AMERICANS IN THE GULF • The newsletter says that, during the past six weeks, 750 people have died in townships around Johannesburg such as Sebokeng, Thokoza, Vosloorus, Katlehong, and Tembisa. And thousands have been murdered in three years in the African communities in Natal of Vulindlela, Edendale, Irnbali, and Mpumulanga. The newsletter reports that South African-made artillery is being used against U. S. troops in the deserts of Saudi Arabia; during its eight-year war against Iran, Iraq purchased at least 100 G5 cannon from Armscor, the South African state arms manufacturer; many of which are probably now in Kuwait. The G5, reputedly the most efficient and far reaching artillery piece in the world was part of an oil-for-weapons swop. The newsletter includes results of a Markinor survey of Black South Africans in metropolitan areas regarding their political views. The newsletter includes reprints of newspaper articles including "Death and revenge. And an unwilling police force" by John Aitchison, "HOME AWAY FROM HOME: The Story of Cowley House," "A doctor's daily nightmare of the townships" by Fred Kockott, "Prisoners walked to freedom," "Exodus of ex-SADF of soldiers to Angola," "ANC warns SA over Walvis," and "US Peace Corps to help in Namibia." The newsletter includes excerpts from Information No 90/4 August 1990 published by the International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa. The newsletter includes SING ME A SONG, 'NKOSI SIKELELI AFRIKA', by Willie Sekete, an ANC Freedom Fighter released late in August 1990 after 11 years on Robben Island. The newsletter discusses UNITA, the ANC (African National Congress), Walvis Bay, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), KwaZulu, Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), the South African Police (SAP), Vereeninging, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the United Democratic Front (UDF), Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, Winnie Mandela, the National Party (NP), the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), SWAPO, a 'third force', the South African Defence Force (SADF), Cuito Cuanavale, Kukri air-to-air missiles, Gerald Bull, MRLS (Multiple Rocket Launch System), the GC45 cannon, the State of Emergency, Zeph Mothopeng, the Western Province Council of Churches (WPCC), political prisoners, the Fathers of the Order of St. John the Evangelist, David Viti, Mr. Stasi, Mr. Mshudulu, Moira Henderson, of the Dependant's Conference, the Anglican Church, Pollsmoor prison, Victor Verster prison, Helderstroom prison, Gladys Tengani, Wilton Mkwayi, John and Sylvia Thabo, Sam Phillips, Trevor Manuel, Jomo Malakata, Malusi Motimela, Moses Mokoena, Charles Gans, Sipho Nodlawu, Jeremiah Radebe, Kwanele Matiwane, David Maloma, Ntsikelelo Qaku, Patrick Mbelekane, and Lassy Chiwayo.
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