Since the press activities have been curtailed, we hear very little of the children and young adults being detained, brutalized and tortured on a daily basis.
I agree with Coretta King (Op-Ed Page, June 27) that any regime that denies its people basic human rights and hides behind the state-of-emergency decree in order to abuse and repress innocent people is certainly a terrorist regime.
That the white government (in South Africa) is expert in cover-up tactics of banning and silencing the people, the media and any and all opposition to its cruelty is evident.
We have first-hand knowledge of the two-faced operations of South Africa. We happened to be in a tour group in 1976 during the Soweto uprisings. We were not allowed to see any negatives. The black, smoked-filled cloud hanging over Soweto, seen at a distance, was the result of the smoke of the native cooking pots of the township, we were told by the white guide.