INTRODUCTION: Black African member states of the United States on Tuesday (24 March) denounced what they termed the United States government's open support for South Africa.
GV Delegates to African debate sitting. (MUTE)
CU Cameroons Ambassador and Chairman of African Group, Ferdinand Oyono speaking in English as delegates listen. (5 SHOTS)
SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)
SEQ. 2: OYONO: "The African group at the United Nations vehemently denounces and condemns the provocative and terrorist incursions last week by the racist regime of South Africa against the independent sovereign states of Angola, Mozambique and Botswana. the group notes that these intensified and unprovoked attacks launched by the racist regime this year are in flagrant violation of the sovereignty and integrity of the state concerned and are in open defiance of the United Nations, Charter. They indeed indicate a most disturbing trend that aggravates the current situation in southern Africa and constitutes a threat to international peace and security. The African group expresses its grave concern over the talks currently in progress between the illegal Democratic Turnhalle Alliance group from Namibia and American officials. The proposed visit to this country of the (INDISTINCT) Onas Navimbi which has no other motive except the destabilisation and subversion of the lawful government of Angola and the reported invitation to the racist Prime Minister of South Africa Mr. P.W. Botha to visit the Unites States.
The African group will not accept the development of the policy by the present American administration in favour of the racist regime of South Africa."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Black African member states of the United States on Tuesday (24 March) denounced what they termed the United States government's open support for South Africa. The Reagan administration recently announced that South African Prime Minister P.W. Botha will be visiting the U.S., and this week it became known that the United States envoy to the United Nations, Mrs Jeane Kirkpatrick, met the South African Military Intelligence Chief. Officials say Mrs Kirkpatrick did not know the true identity of Lieutenant-General P.W. van der Westhuizen. But the incident provoked cries of outrage by Nigerian N.N. Ambassador Akporode Clark. It comes against the background of strong Black African condemnation of recent South African raids against neighbouring countries.
SYNOPSIS: Ferdinand Oyono, chairman of the African group of U.N. delegates voiced his anger at South Africa.