Kenya, on Saturday (1 October), denounced Britain and France for selling arms to the Republic of South Africa.
LV ZOOM IN Kenya delegate speaking at General Assembly
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 1): DR. MUNGAI: "In South Africa, the African is subjected to the vilest forms of oppression and degradation. He is denied basic human rights. His cultural heritage is being systematically destroyed by discriminatory laws and police terror. Any right of association and expression of grievances has long been stamped out. The tyranny of apartheid has decreed ruin and servitude for him. There is no glimmer of hope in the long night of darkness and desperation that has descended upon him. In such circumstances, plea for mercy or reason is a cry in the wilderness. Every peaceful method to win the rights of the overwhelming majority of Black Africans has been frustrated by the white minority racist regime. This situation is bound to explode one day. The South African proposal for dialogue is based on the concept of apartheid. It conveniently ignores the position of the African countries as outlined in the Lusaka Manifesto--a reasoned plea for equality, brotherhood, peace and independence. If Pretoria insists on advancing the proposal for a dialogue in its present form, it would be well advised to initiate ta dialogue with its overwhelming majority of the black population first. After all, charity begins at home."
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Background: Kenya, on Saturday (1 October), denounced Britain and France for selling arms to the Republic of South Africa. Kenya's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Doroge Mungai, told the United Nations General Assembly that his government deplored the actions of Britain and France in supporting what he called the "Nazi-style racism and brutality of the apartheid order" present in South Africa.
Dr. Mungai also declared that his government rejects South Africa's offer for a dialogue with black African nations, because it would "bestow the seal of recognition and respectability on the racist regime and the apartheid policy of South Africa."