Kenya urged the Security Council to expel South Africa from the United Nations during the eleventh day of discussions of the question by the 15 member Council.
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MAINA: "This organisation will remove the anomalies which exist today (indistinct). If South Africa were applying for membership now, I am quite sure she would not be granted it. Moreover the provision of article six of the Charter were made to deal with the type of situation created by South Africa. The United Nations moved by the goodwill of the African countries through the Lusaka manifesto, urged South Africa to avoid confrontation with africa and the United Nations and called for constructive dialogue aimed at a genuine settlement of the racial question, five years ago. The goodwill of the African countries was (indistinct) by South Africa. The intensification of South Africa's arrogance in its inhuman policy of apartheid, and the creation of a (indistinct) machinery for its enforcement moves the United Nations to conclude the International convention on the suppression and punishment of the crime of apartheid.
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Background: Kenya urged the Security Council to expel South Africa from the United Nations during the eleventh day of discussions of the question by the 15 member Council.
The Kenyan representative, Mr. Charles Maina, said the Council must act decisively to protect the Charter and values of the United Nations and its system.
Kenya is a co-sponsor-with Mauritania, Cameroon and Iraq - of the expulsion resolution which cites South Africa's policy of racial apartheid and its continued occupation of the disputed territory of Namibia (South West Africa) as the reasons.
The Council voted on the proposal on Wednesday (30 October) and for the first time in the United Nations history a triple veto was used to block it.
France, the United States and Britain vetoed the resolution which received 10 votes -- one more than the required majority. Costa Rica and Austria abstained and --apart from the proposers-- Australia, Byelorussia, The Peoples Republic of China, Indonesia, Peru and the Soviet Union voted to expel South Africa.