In London, an ad hoc committee of the United Nations is holding hearings to investigate human rights violations in South Africa.
In London, an ad hoc committee of the United Nations is holding hearings to investigate human rights violations in South Africa. The committee members from Senegal, India, China, Yugoslavia, Chile and Austria, will listen to evidence outlining charges of torture and murder n South Africa. Eight witnesses are scheduled to appear, along with representatives from Amnesty International and other anti-apartheid groups. At the end of the investigation the committee will pass its findings on to the United Nations Commission of Human Rights. On Tuesday (31 July) Visnews' John Darby spoke with the chairman of the committee, Mr. Keba M'Baye, and asked him whether this investigation would produce any positive results.
SYNOPSIS: One of the witnesses appearing before the commission, Brigitte Mabandla, told of her experience in Durban in 1974 when South African police broke up a rally and arrested the organizers.