Newsletter - April/May 1988

by Friends of Moses Mayekiso, Committee to Free Moses Mayekiso
Berkeley, California, United States
Undated, about June 1988
Publisher: Committee to Free Moses Mayekiso
2 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Kingdom
Language: English
Contents: One Year On • Report from the Trial • Newsletter of Friends of Moses Mayekiso in London reprinted by the Committee to Free Moses Mayekiso. During the almost year since the campaign began, in the United Kingdom alone, the campaign has produced some 35,000 factsheets, 22,000 protest postcards, nearly 250,000 individual stickers, 20,000 posters, and tens of thousands of leaflets. Since the trial of Moses Mayekiso, Obed Bapela, Richard Mdakane, Paul Tshabalala, and Mzwanele Mayekiso re-opened in February, the state has persisted in hinting that great revelations were in store, only to be confounded by the mundane realities. The prosecution has had obvious difficulty rounding up witnesses. The newsletter discusses the relief fund of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), the anti-apartheid Weekly Mail and South newspapers in South Africa, the International Metalworkers’ Federation, Alexandra township, the Sharpeville Six case, 'common purpose', TUC (Trade Union Congress), Tony Shaw, US politicians, trade unionists, Judge Pieter van der Walt, Brigadier H. D. Stadler, an expert in 'communist affairs', the African National Congress (ANC), Sechaba, the African Communist, Umsebenzi, Oliver Tambo, the armed struggle, popular power, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation, the ANC military wing), the historic 'M' plan, Nelson Mandela, the Freedom Charter, sentenced to death, and a show trial.
Collection: Seattle Labor Committee Against Apartheid, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections