[Dear Friends, The reason we have been out of touch for a while is that we have been under attack by the South African government.]

by South African Military Refugee Aid Fund
Brooklyn, New York, United States
May 1, 1980
4 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing says South African Military Refugee Aid Fund (SAMRAF) members have moved their office and home because of harassment and intimidation by the South African regime. The South African regime has become aware of recent large-scale troop desertions and attempted mass desertions. Names of thousands of soldiers and their home addresses were leaked to SAMRAF. SAMRAF passed the information to OMKEER, which mailed the latest issue of its magazine to that list. After the Patriotic Front's victory in Zimbabwe and SWAPO's stepped-up fighting in Namibia, more white soldiers are questioning the wisdom of obeying racist orders to die for apartheid. The mailing includes newspaper clips with articles including: Army probes secrets leak • New draft leaks claim, Ex-Minister in U.S. Says Pretoria Official Sent Mail List Overseas.
Used by permission of Mike Morgan, a former member of South African Military Refugee Aid Fund.
Collection: Alan Zaslavsky Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections