by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
New York, New York, United States
January 17, 1976
4 pages
The mailing says a massive removal of men, women and children from Namibia's most heavily populated region is imminent. South African occupation officials announced three months ago a scheme to create a security zone in northern Namibia alongside the border with Angola. Church spokesmen say that 50,000 to 60,000 people will be uprooted from their ancestral homes, and Lutheran, Catholic and Anglican congregations will be scattered. The mailing discusses the visit to the U.S. and Canada of the Right Rev. Collin O'Brien Winter, Bishop of Damaraland-in-exile. The mailing mentions the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO), the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), the Owambo bantustan, South Africa's invasion of Angola, FNLA, UNITA, Sean Gervasi, the Center for National Security Studies, Prime Minister Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Anthony Lewis, David Ottaway, the MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola), Commandant Juju, American mercenaries, State Department spokesman Robert Funseth, President Ford, General Hendrik van den Bergh, the Bureau of State Security (BOSS), Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Cuban troops, Senator Dick Clark, a US carrier task force, the USS Independence, Delores Goble, Rev. Murray MacInnes, the People’s Republic of Angola (PRA), the Soviet Union, and the OAU (Organization of African Unity). • Security - for whom? • THE WAR • BISHOP WINTER TO VISIT USA and CANADA
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