Mr. Denis Healey, the former British Defence Minister, visited the Cape Coloured area of Elsie's?
Mr. Denis Healey, the former British Defence Minister, visited the Cape Coloured area of Elsie's River near Cape Town, as part of his week-long tour of South Africa. The area is scheduled for redevelopment. Many of the Cape Coloured people will be moved to new homes under official schemes for the distribution of the population.
The visit to Elsie's River followed Mr. Healey's speech to the students of Cape Town University. He told them that apartheid in South Africa was the greatest singled irritant to racial conflict in the world. Speaking about the Cape sea route, Mr. Healey said, that NATO countries did not think there was nay Communist threat to it. Earlier Mr. Healey had told the students of Durban University that western trade was now greater with African nations north of the Zambesi than with South Africa and countries outside Africa stood to lose much by flouting world opinion on apartheid. He also said that if Britain sold weapons to South Africa it might break up the Commonwealth; a step would be taken which would clear the way for the Soviet Union to establish air and naval facilities in East and West Africa.