Message On Inauguration Of Sechaba, Monthly Organ Of African National Congress, In London, January 1967

The publication of Sechaba as a regular monthly journal is to be welcomed as a further source of information for the already powerful and well-sustained world-wide movement of condemnation of apartheid, and the ever-growing international campaign forsanctions against South Africa.

We are fully aware that the ending of the whole evil system of apartheid and the complete annihilation of white minority rule depends on the united struggle of the oppressed peoples themselves. We are confident that the African, Indian and Coloured peoples, and the small but determined band of white progressives, will emerge victorious under the revolutionary leadership of the African National Congress.

But at the same time we are not unmindful of the fact that international solidarity action is of the utmost importance and that no effort should be spared to build up adequate international pressures to prevail upon Britain, the USA, France, West Germany and Japan - the main props of the whole edifice of white supremacy in southern Africa - to impose total economic sanctions through the United Nations.

I am confident that in the prosecution of this important task, Sechaba will play a useful role by bringing before world public opinion every known instance of injustice committed in apartheid South Africa and by laying bare the facts of apartheid oppression and the danger it constitutes to the security of Africa and the peace of the world.

Long live Sechaba!

Amandla! Ngawethu

Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo South Africa's Freedom Struggle: Statements, Speeches and Articles including Correspondence with Mahatma Gandhi

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