The newsletter reports Bishop Robert Moze, who three decades ago was thrown out of his diocese, Namibia, by the illegal occupying power, South Africa, is in the hospital with a broken hip. The newsletter says Namibia suffered a tragic loss on 2 November last; Ms Brigitte Lau, head of the National Archives of Namibia, was killed in an auto crash. The newsletter says ab execelent report on the operation of Executive Outcomes by Elizabeth Rubin appears in the February 1997 issue of Harper's Magazine. The newsletter reprints newspaper articles including: "TRC Breakthrough as Biko, Goniwe killers seek amnesty", "TEARS, FEARS AND HOPES: Healing the Memories in South Africa" by Pastor Philip Knitson, "Angella Johnson in Johannesburg prejudice flourishing in the private 'new, unified' South Africa", "Swazis revolt against royal cabal" by Ruaridh Nocoll, "West give Mobutu green light to unleash dogs of war in Zaire" by Mary Braud, "Zambian-based Katangens prepare for Zaire invasion", "SA mercenaries in UN agenda", "Scourges or saviours of a troubled continent?" by Khareen Pech and David Beresford, "SA 'dove' implicated in apartheid-era dirty tricks" by Mary Braid, "A New Deal for South African Women", and "Angola’s riches block road to peace". The newsletter discusses the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Steve Biko, military killers, the Cradock Four, the Pebco Three, Sydney Mufamadi, George Fivaz, the United Democratic Front (UDF), COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), the South African Defence Force (SADF), Georg Meiring, Joe Modise, Lieut. Col. Gideon Niewoudt, Col. Harald Snyman, Daantjie Siebert, Warrant Officer Ruben Marx, John Beneke, Francois van der Merwe, the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM), Azapo (Azanian People’s Organization, Donald Woods, Siphiwe Mtimkulu, Topay Madaka, Father Michael Lapsley, the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC), Jacques Pauw, Eugene de Kock, kaffirs, President Mandela (Nelson Mandela), affirmative action, the National Party, crude racism, Moses Bhembe, the Swazi Federation of Trade Unions (SFTU), the ANC (African National Congress), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Mobutu Sese Seko, Western governments, Mukendi Malumba, Etienne Tshisekedi, Dan Simpson, Richard Cornwall, the Africa Institute of South Africa, the Revolutionary National Council, ex-Katangan gendarmes, Gen. Mahele Nokungu Lieko. Mai Mai militias, Laurent Kabila, the People’s Revolutionary Party, Strategic Resources Corporation, Ibis Air, Heritage Oil and Gas, Executive Outcomes, Nigel Williams, Sierra Leone, South African mercenaries, the Civil Cooperation Bureau, Anthony (Tony) Buckingham, Branch International Ltd, Branch Mining Ltd., Capricorn Systems Ltd., General Georg Miering. Kat Liebenberg, Joffel van der Westhizen, Charles Villa-Vicencio, Alex Boraine, Mr. de Klerk (F.W. de Klerk), the Abortion Rights Action Group, Jonas Savimbi, UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola), MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola), a police Land Rover, the Cuango river basin, the Lusaka Protocol, Alberto Kanhango, Pereira Pillar, and oil.
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