[Dear Mr. Reed: At Biopatong 42 black South Africans were murdered]
by Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
New York, New York, United States
Anti-apartheid postcard to be sent to John Reed, Chairman and C.E.O. of Citicorp, as part of a campaign to urge the bank to end its correspondent relationships with South African banks and make no new loans to South Africa. The postcard argues that Citicorp’s dealings help South Africa conduct “business as usual” and defer the day of peace and democracy. It points out recent killings of 42 black South Africans at Boipatong, many while sleeping in their beds as the police stood by, and 29 peaceful protesters by Pretoria's puppet Ciskei police in Bisho. The South African government has failed to halt the killing of more than 7,000 people since February, 1990, as apartheid continues. The postcard also points out that, while Citicorp lends to Pretoria, it has been criticized for not making loans to people in their own communities of color. The bank should stop issuing any new loans to South Africa until a representative interim government is established there.
Used by permission of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.
Collection: Private collection of Donna Katzin