ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
October 25, 1990
10 pages
Contents: MEANNESS and MURDER • PRETORIA1S ARMY AND POLICE ARMORED CARS • PLEASURE CRUISE WITH A PURPOSE • The newsletter includes photographs of armored cars including Buffel, Hippo, Casspir (army), Casspir (police), Ratel and Rinkhals. The newsletter reports on 28 April 1990, in Harare, a parcel bomb exploded in the face of activist priest MICHAEL LAPSLEY. The newsletter reports Lapsley's right eye was destroyed; his shattered left hand had to be removed; only the thumb and part of the index finger remained on the other. The newsletter includes newspaper articles including "De Klerk magic turns white black for the schizophrenic Afrikaners" by Allister Sparks, "National Party in SA confirms open door" by David Beresford, "Inkatha's secret training base" by Eddie Koch, "Nationalise the laws and not the land" by Joanne Collinge, "Bold Angola/Namibia transport plan", "Spaniards caught in the act" by Pius Dunaiski, and "CDM GEM BUST sparks major strike and deportation call". The newsletter discusses Separate Amenities Act of 1953, African consumer boycotts, the South African Defence Force (SADF), the Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB), the Harms Commission, President F.W. de Klerk, the ANC (African National Congress), the National Party, Stoffel van der Merwe, Hendrik Verwoerd, Julie Coetzee, Willie Breedt, Frikkie Botha, the Coloured Labour Party, the Indian Solidarity Party, KwaZulu, Qwaqwa, Gazankulu, KaNgwane, KwaNdebele, Lebowa, Gerrit Viljoen, the Caprivi Strip, Hippo base, Renamo, Rhodesian Central Intelligence Organisation, Colonel Jan Breytenbach, Major "Jakes" Jacobs, UNITA, AK47s, RPG7 rocket launchers, G3 submachine guns, the kwaZulu Police, Albie Sachs, the Land Act, the Group Areas Act, a Bill of Rights, a Land Court, the Frontline States, the Southern African Development Coordinating Conference (SADCC), Ovambo, Klaus Dierks, the Coast Guard, the Soviet Union, the Young Presidents' Organization, Portuguese Prime Minister Anibal Cavaco Silva, Ben Ulenga, MUN (Mineworkers Union of Namibia), Wesselton township, Ermelo city, rent boycott, Cassim Park, diamonds, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, EC (European Community), CDM (Consolidated Diamond Mines), sanctions, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, investments, and apartheid.
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