The United Nations Security Council on South Africa has been meeting in an attempt to reach a formula on South Africa which might win the unanimous backing of the Council.
GV U.N. Security Council in session
SV Niger representative, Mr Ide Oumarou speaking in French
SCU Zambian U.N.representative Mr. John Firmino Lusaka speaking in English
SCU African National Congress observer Mr. Johnstone Makatini speaking in English
TRANSCRIPT: LUSAKA: "South Africa has continued illegal occupation of Namibia. And its repeated acts of aggression against independent African states, particularly Angola and Zambia cannot and will not divert attention from the problem of apartheid in South Africa itself. The illegal occupation of Namibia and the repeated acts of aggression against front line states moreover highlights the threat to international peace and security, but the situation in South Africa (indistinct)."
MAKATINI: "It is the trans-national cooperation that continues to provide the lifeblood to this inhuman system. It is some western countries, especially the United States, France, Britain, Japan and Israel who continue to pay lip-service to United Nations resolutions while bolstering the South African regime through economics, military and even nuclear collaboration.
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Background: The United Nations Security Council on South Africa has been meeting in an attempt to reach a formula on South Africa which might win the unanimous backing of the Council. The debate on the current racial violence in South Africa, resumed on Friday (6 June). Diplomatic sources said that there was little or no disagreement between the groups on how to meet the situation. It was thought that a formal draft resolution is unlikely to be tabled before next week to give African and Western members time to produce a draft which all 15 security Council members can vote for and keep open communications with South Africa.
SYNOPSIS: Ide Oumarou, the U.N. permanent representative from Niger, spoke first.
Mr. Oumarou said that the racist South African regime is continually killing and torturing. The front line states, he said, are denouncing incursions into one or another of their territories by South Africa. They also denounce the murders of peasants and peaceful villagers. He said that the government in Pretoria continually is committing abuses against human rights, international ethics and peace. Mr. Oumarou was followed by two other African speakers, the Zambian permanent representative, John Firmino Lusaka, and African National Congress observer, Johnstone Makatini. First to speak was Mr. Lusaka.