by South African Military Refugee Aid Fund
Brooklyn, New York, United States
May 22, 1979
Cover letter and newsletter. The cover letter says: Some white South African youth are now refusing to wage war on behalf of the apartheid system. They are resisting the draft or going AWOL from the military. The newsletter reports: South Africa has broken off the negotiations on a United Nations supervised independence plan for colonized Namibia. South Africa refused to negotiate the right of Namibians to return from forced exile and the release of political prisoners/POWs so that SWAPO could legitimately take its place in the election process and the political future of an independent Namibia. South Africa provided major military support to Rhodesian Security Forces during the sham elections which installed the Muzorewa puppet regime in the supposedly free Zimbabwe-Rhodesia. South Africa carried out massive raids into Angola and Zambia, while providing logistic support to Rhodesian raids on a larger, more brutal scale against Mozambique, Zambia, and Angola. South Africa has turned against CIA operations within its borders. South Africa and Rhodesia are actively supporting de-stabilization. South Africa allows UNITA to operate from bases in the northern Namibia operational area. South Africa gives arms and provides technical assistance to UNITA for its attacks on SWAPO guerrillas, Angolan troops, and strategic facilities in southern Angola. The South African military state executed ANC guerrilla fighter Solomon Mahlangu by hanging on April 6th, after refusing to recognize him as a prisoner of war. Contents: P.W. Piet Wapen = Military State • 1 Military Occupation of Namibia • 2 Muzorewa Invites SA Intervention • 3 Raids Are Terrorism • 4 Spy Charges Against U.S. • 5 War and Press Censorship • 6 Ring of Steel • 7 Operation De-Stabilization • 8 Constant Repression, Total War • 9 Prisoners of War • In Conclusion
Used by permission of Mike Morgan, a former member of South African Military Refugee Aid Fund.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root