[Dear friend of Africa, The situation in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) has altered drastically in the past months.]
by Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Mailing seeking to raise funds to support Zimbabwean refugees in Zambia. This mailing states that the situation in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) has altered drastically in the past months. The rural people in the northeast of Rhodesia have begun active protest against the white Smith-regime. Increased numbers of refugees are fleeing to Zambia, escaping the presence of white troops. South African troops in large numbers have joined the white Rhodesians to fight both in Mozambique and in Rhodesia against the liberation movements. The small white population (the size of greater Madison) is increasingly restive at the ever tighter bite of economic sanctions, the increasing size of "defense spending," and the danger from liberation movement attacks. As the U.S. Congress possibly moves to re-install support of UN sanctions this session, we appeal to you to support the Zimbabwean peoples of Zimbabwe. They have immediate need for shoes, clothing, medicines, and welfare/refugee funds for those who flee to Zambia from the Smith regime's military attacks - through the Zimbabwe Welfare Trust Fund in Zambia, and through the work of the Zimbabwe African National Union and the Zimbabwe African Peoples Union.
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