Southern Africa - The Next Vietnam?????

by Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Undated, 1970?
2 pages
The leaflet discusses the major conflict that is emerging in white-rules Southern Africa, where the stage is being set for U.S. involvement, as in Vietnam. While many people have at least heard about the racism in South Africa, few know that guerrilla warfare has already begun. The "Unholy Trinity" pact of October, 1965 between South Africa, Portugal, and Rhodesia provided for a common integrated defense system against increasing guerrilla activity. South Africa has just completed a vast inter-service forward strike base (called Swift Kill) in the Caprivi Strip in Namibia. The African liberation movements in turn have been forced to cooperate and coordinate their activities. The leaflet mentions the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), the African National Congress (ANC), the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), and the Organization of African Unity.
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa.
Collection: Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections