INTRODUCTION: The new United States Ambassador to the U.N., Mr. Andrew Young, has predicted bloodshed?
INTRODUCTION: The new United States Ambassador to the U.N., Mr. Andrew Young, has predicted bloodshed and holocaust in southern Africa will be averted through diplomacy. He was addressing the non-governmental organization of the U.N. which is made of the church groups and other organisations. At the same meeting -- which happened on Friday (11 March), the Burundi Ambassador to the U.N., Monsieur Artamon Simbananiye, attacked both South Africa and Rhodesia. Mr Young spoke first.
Monsieur Simbananiye spoke next. He called the South African government an unspeakable regime because of it's apartheid policies and occupation of the national territory of Namibia. The Burindi Ambassador said South Africa was able to continue these policies in spite of the U.N. embargo against the export of weapons and military equipment. And he attacked South Africa for imposing the politics of division and separate development on its peoples in defiance of U.N. resolutions.
Monsieur Simbananiye said that South Africa, aided by foreign companies, was pillaging the natural and mining resources of Namibia. He accused the companies of defiance of United Nations decrees for the protection of Namibian territory. The Burundi Ambassador said South Africa also gave aid and comfort to the white minority Rhodesian Government through its important military presence along frontiers with newly independent African states.
Monsieur Simbananiye said that it was the aim of South Africa to wipe out the deep aspirations of the people of Zimbabwe to win independence from the white minority government of Rhodesian Prime Minister, Mr. Ian Smith.