In Liberia, the African National Council (ANC) has made a new call for positive action against the apartheid system in South Africa.
CU President of African National Council Oliver Tembo speaking in English at news conference in Monrovia
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 1: TAMBO: "Of all these three countries -- South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe -- there is one common factor, namely the South African regime which has committed itself to crossing its borders to perpetuate its domination of the people of Namibia, to support the continued domination of the people of Zimbabwe and to advance further, again across its borders, to the harassment of all the neighbouring states in that region. And I say all, because although it is common cause that the front-line states are the victims of aggression, open, provocative aggression. It is, in fact, also true that Lesotho, Swaziland, who are not generally referred to as front-line states, are subjected to threats, harassment, blackmail -- all aimed at ensuring ultimately the domination of all of southern Africa, by this regime and its allies, an achievement, if it succeeded ever, which would of course mean that the total liberation of the continent of Africa have been postponed indefinitely."
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Background: In Liberia, the African National Council (ANC) has made a new call for positive action against the apartheid system in South Africa. Shortly before the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) summit in Monrovia drew to a close, ANC President Oliver Tambo said the Pretoria government was determined to extend its domination of neighbouring countries in southern Africa -- particularly Namibia (South West Africa) and Zimbabwe Rhodesia. he told a news conference that South Africa would even resort to blackmail to achieve its ends.