South African Prime Minister John Vorster has threatened to stop talks with the United Nations over Namibia (South West Africa) if the U.
South African Prime Minister John Vorster has threatened to stop talks with the United Nations over Namibia (South West Africa) if the U.N. insists on absorbing the port of Walvis Bay into the territory as an independent nation. South Africa has agreed to allow free elections in the territory, but claims that Walvis Bay, the only deep-water port in Namibia, was always an integral part of South Africa itself. A recent statement from the United Nations, said the Security Council would block any moves by Mr. Vorster's government to retain control over Walvis Bay. A five-nation committee is heading negotiations between the world body and South Africa over the territory's future. At a public meeting in the South African judicial capital of Bloemfontein on Thursday (8 September), Mr. Vorster reacted angrily.
The newly-appointed Administrator-General of South West Africa, Justice Marthinus Steyn, revealed in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, on Thursday (8 September) that he wants guerrilla groups to take part in any elections.