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Report of the Special Committee against Apartheid


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The 19 participants included the Government of South Africa, the African National Congress of South Africa (ANC), the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), the governments of the so-called "independent homelands" and a number of political parties such as the Democratic Party and the Solidarity Party, but not the Conservative Party and the Azanian People's Organization (AZAPO). [...] Moreover, the allocation, in the last State budget, of half of the defence funds to the secret Special Defence Account is seen as evidence of a lack of transparency in the activities of SADF. [...] A report by the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights to the General Assembly on the question of the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination (A/47/412, annex) stated that in South Africa mercenary groups had been responsible for acts of repression against leaders of liberation movements and for m [...] The Security Council convened on 15 and 16 July 1992, at the urgent request of the Group of African States, to consider the question of South Africa, in particular the escalating violence and the breakdown of negotiations. [...] Among the recommendations contained in the report was that the Goldstone Commission should "undertake a series of investigations into the functioning and operations" of the South African army and police, the Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the Azanian People's Liberation Army (APLA), the KwaZu1u Police and various independent security firms.


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