February 18, 1989 |
Five South African activists were freed from detention without trial Friday as the government began implementing its part of a deal to end a prison hunger strike. Restrictions were imposed on one of them, Trevor Manuel, 32, a founder and regional leader of the United Democratic Front. He was told to report to police twice a day and was restricted to his home every night, a lawyer said.
November 27, 1988
I am left unspeakably angry and horrified upon learning of the convictions in South Africa of four leaders of the United Democratic Front on charges of treason (Part I, Nov. 19). Only a government which grants no civil rights to a majority of its people under its constitution could consider nonviolent protests against that constitution to be treason. The logic by which peaceful protest becomes treason is the logic of terrorism. The South African government is emboldened to commit ever more arrogant attacks against the human rights of its black majority by the reluctance of the United States to treat South Africa as the terrorist state that it is. A government which has no moral or legal basis for claiming the allegiance of a majority of its people, but rules only through the threat and application of coercive physical force, has no claim to be called anything but a terrorist state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1988
President Pieter W. Botha has expressed disappointment with the response of the black majority to his initiative for a dialogue to chart the future of South Africa. But the absence of dialogue is a response to his own deliberate policy of continuing to imprison those who are essential to the process of negotiation. Now he has made matters worse, if not impossible, by banning virtually every political voice of blacks seeking a peaceful solution to the nation's problems.
January 19, 1988 |
A 2-year-old boy was shot to death in his mother's arms and six other people also died as fighting resumed between rival black groups around the South African city of Pietermaritzburg, police reported Monday.
January 7, 1988 |
After almost daily clashes between rival black political groups around the South African city of Pietermaritzburg, police are moving heavily armed reinforcements into the area in an effort to end the violence that has taken the lives of more than 250 people in the last four months. Lt. Gen.
December 30, 1987 |
Zulu Chief Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi, whose Inkatha political movement has been fighting for supremacy in South Africa's Natal province, denounced Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Tuesday as a hypocrite for calling for peace while supporting the rival United Democratic Front and the outlawed African National Congress.