There were unconfirmed reports on Sunday (24 October) that South African police had opened fire on mourners at a funeral in the black.
There were unconfirmed reports on Sunday (24 October) that South African police had opened fire on mourners at a funeral in the black. African township of Soweto, killing six and wounding dozens more. The sprawling township has been wrecked by violence for the past four months. On friday (22 October), a meeting was held in the ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to condemn South Africa's policies of apartheid.
SYNOPSIS: Delegates to the meeting at Africa Hall were asked by Mr. Ato Getachew Kibret--Ethiopia's Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs--to stand in silence for those people fighting South Africa's minority government. Mr. Kibret also read a message from Ethiopia's leader, Brigadier-General Teferi Bante. the message condemned what it referred to as the creation of the "so-called Independent State of Transkei". South Africa has said that it will grant independence to the Transkei territory on 26 of October. But the Ethiopian leader's message on the Transkei was to other nations of the world.
The delegates were also addressed by Mr. Ngiru Mpatse -- Rwanda's Ambassador to Ethiopia. Mr. Mpatse commented on a statement by Dr. Peter Onu -- the Organisation of African Unity's (OAU) Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs--who called South Africa a "hydra-headed monster". Dr. Onu had called for support for black militants and organisations who are fighting to destroy that monster. The struggle against apartheid and injustice, he said, should not be left to the freedom fighters and the O.A.U.