17 February 1977
The Anglican Church joins the growing confrontation between Church and state in South Africa, when the Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Rev. William Barnett, issues a statement condemning South African society as morally indefensible. He expresses particular concern over deaths in detention and the imprisonment and interrogation of people 'until they die'.

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