ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
New York, New York, United States
July 4, 1984
6 pages
Contents:  INTO THE VALLEY • THE REGIONAL POWER • MURDER, INCORPORATED • NAMIBIA – The Dumping Ground • CONCURRENT RESOLUTION – H. CON. RES. 298 • A PEACE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: The Lancaster House Congress on Rhodesia • CRY AMANDLA • The newsletter reports on The Very Rev. Tshenuwani Simon Farasani, dean in the Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Southern Africa, who is returning to South Africa after several weeks of overseas travel, mainly to the U.S. Dean Farisani's jurisdiction lies in Venda, considered by Pretoria alone as a “republic.” The 36-year-old cleric has long been marked by the South Africa’s security police. The newsletter also reports on South African Prime Minister P. W. Botha’s early June tour of Western Europe, where the heads of government of Portugal, Britain, West Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Italy and the Vatican received Botha and his entourage. The newsletter says the apartheid regime’s reaches beyond its borders to cut down its opponents; On June 28, two white South African exiles, a 35-year-old mother and her six-year-old daughter, were killed by a parcel bomb in the south-central Angolan city of Lubango. Jeanette Schoon and her husband Marius left their native South Africa in 1977 following his release from serving a 12-year prison term for political offenses. The newsletter asks people to support A SENSE OF THE CONGRESS RESOLUTION on Namibia captives, which is before the House of Representatives. The newsletter discusses the film THE TORTURE OF A SOUTH AFRICAN PASTOR produced by Pastor John Evenson, available from Lutheran World Ministries. The newsletter includes two book reviews, of A PEACE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: The Lancaster House Conference On Rhodesia by Jeffrey Davidow and CRY AMANDLA! by June Goodwin. The newsletter discusses detention, Secretary of State George Shultz, the Department of State, Ambassador Brand Fourie, the British Council of Churches, Prime Minister P.W. Botha, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, the International Voluntary Service, the African National Congress (ANC), the University of Luanda, Joyce and Jack Curtis, Neville Curtis, the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS), the South African Students Organization (SASO), the all-white National Party of South West Africa, refugees, prisoners of war, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Convention of 1949, the Cassinga refugee camp, the South African Defence Force (SADF), South African State President Marais Viljoen, President Carter, ZANU, ZAPU, Lord Carrington, Ian Smith, Muzorewa, Thenjie Mtintso, South Africa Minister of Justice Kobie Coetsee, Abraham Tiro, Anglican priest Father John Osmers, Phyllis Naidoo, Joe Gqabi, and Ruth First.  
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Elizabeth S. Landis collection, National Archives of Namibia