RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION UNDER APARTHEID

FACT SHEET
by Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund
Washington, DC, United States
April 1, 1987
2 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Language: English
This document provides evidence of South African government attacks on the church. It includes forcing people to leave a church service where funerals of opponents of apartheid are being held, and detention of at least 134 clergy and church workers, many of whom are tortured. Many church leaders have also been served with banning orders, severely limiting their communications and participation in public events. Also, police raided the headquarters of the South African Council of Churches and homes of many church leaders.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the Africa Policy Information Center).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root