Introductory Statement to the 8th Session of the OAU Ad-Hoc Committee on Southern Africa
Introductory Statement by the Secretary-General of the Organization of African Unity to the 8th Session of the OAU Ad-Hoc Committee on Southern Africa in Arusha.
"In the light of the evolving situation in South Africa, the international community has all but abandoned the regime of sanctions. Some African countries have resumed contacts, even establishing diplomatic and consular relations with South Africa. All these have happened in the absence of a coordinated and collective position of Africa. Despite our repeated pronouncements, we seem to have lost the initiative of leadership on the question of South Africa. All this has, in my view, arisen from our own uncertainty and doubt over how to handle the issue of relations with South Africa."