The Ugandan Foreign Minister, Miss. Elizabeth Bagaaya, on Thursday (26 September) called on the United?
The Ugandan Foreign Minister, Miss. Elizabeth Bagaaya, on Thursday (26 September) called on the United Nations to expel south Africa and urged that military intervention be used to end Apartheid. Them Minister - a former fashion model, Princess Elizabeth of Toro - made the call to the General Assembly on the fourth day of its annual policy debate.
Miss. Bagaaya said the adament attitude of the Pretoria government called for extreme measures. She said the world had been patient enough and it would remain a great betrayal to the principles of the United Nations Charter if South Africa was not expelled.
She also referred to a report by The International Commission of Jurists published earlier this year, which was critical of the Ugandan Government. Speaking about the 1972 expulsion of Asians in Uganda holding foreign passports, Miss. Bagaaya said for many years even after independence, Uganda's economy was managed, controlled and owned by foreigners -- mostly from Britain -- who did not have Uganda's interest at heart. She said President Amin, in expelling the Asians, was aiming at the transfer of the country's economy to its rightful owners, the Ugandans.
The British representative, in his right of reply, defended the Jurists' report and called on the delegates present to read the report themselves before passing judgement.
Friday (27 September) the General Assembly's Credentials Committee was to meet to consider whether to accept or reject documents in support of the south Africa Delegation. For the first time it was thought the nine-nation body, whose members are changed every year, might rejects the credentials.
The film includes two sections of Miss. Bagaaya's speech. Transcripts follow: