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The Michigan Daily

Vol. LXXXVI!, No. 22-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, June 3, 1977

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

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Thami Mhlambiso, representative of the Afri-
can National Congress of South Africa (ANC),
gave a fiery speech last night in the Interna-
tional Center which carried the clear message
that majority rule in South Africa is inevitable.
Proclaiming, "It's our country and we will
rule. It may not be tomorrow but ultimately it
must come." Mhlambiso told the overflow crowd,
"South, Africa is predicated on the principle of
inequality . . . nothing short of armed struggle
is going to bring about freedom in Southern
MHLATSO IS the chief representative to
North America and the United Nations for the
ANC. Ffaihlished in 1912, the ANC is the oldest
liberation organisation in South Africa, accord-
ig to Mhlambiso.
After giving the audience a brief history of the
black struggle for self-determination in South
Africa, Mhlambiso continued, "There are many
parallels between this country, (the U.S.) and
South Africa. Therefore we expect to have ready
allies in the U.S."
Mhlambiso then called upon the community,
"To see to it the involvement of your University
in their investments is to promote goodwill, free-
dom and justice." He added, "Students should
get away from this ivory tower and organize,
work in the community and learn from the

"Ambassador of the People of South Africa" Thami Mhlambiso
addresses an overflow crowd last night about the situation of
his people in South Africa. Mhlambiso is a representative of
the, African National Congress to North America and the U.N.

Ann Arbor Greek festiva

IN THE LAST year, Mhlambiso pointed out,
John Vorster's white minority government has
increased their military spending by 40 per cent
and the year before that it was upped four fold.
"South Africa is determined to fight," he con-
cluded, "and they must get their money to fi-
nance this from somewhere."
"It is the United States that is one of the pri-
mary investors in South Africa. U. S. banks have
been giving loans to finance the governments
military spending," Mhlambiso said.
Be singled out Citibank, Manufacturers Han-
over and Trust and Barkley's International
Bank, who have reportedly been buying South
African military bonds.
MILAMBISO pointed out the United States has
500 firms in South Africa and some 16,000 busi-
ness operations under subsidiaries. "Their whole
idea is to reap huge profits in South Africa by
the great exploitation of my people."
Mhlambiso announced his organizations soli-
darity with any party which contributed to the
coming of majority rule. He told of one incident
where Polaroid workers in Boston objected to
that companies policies in South Africa and as a
result some nominal change was instituted.
Mhlambiso added, "If the workers in GM did
what Polaroid workers did in Boston and lay
down their tools in solidarity with black workers
in South Africa," change would rapidly come
I- a'ssoo
Michigan has got to have the
iost bizarre weather in the
world - sweltering one day,
freezing the next. But the cold
isn't going to stop the St. Nicho-
las Greek Orthodox Church
community from throwing its
annual foot stomping, food /
skarfing, wine drinking, wing-
ding festival known as the
"It has been a little bit slow,"
Helen Garris, the publicity
chairperson said. "But it has
been a good steady crowd."
T H E C R O W D picked
up around 7:00 p.m. yesterday
and even Shakey Jake toten'his
ever present guitar case show-
ed up. People invaded both en-
trances of the huge carnival-
like tent that spanned an alley
from Main St. and Fourth St.
They were greeted by cheery
St. Nicholas parishioners eager
to share their Greek food, wine
and customs.
The food is outrageous.
When you first enter the tent
the fragrant aroma grabs you
by the nostrils, wrestles its way
. into your stomach and says,
"take ie, I'm yours."
selve- drawn intohthe restaur-
tnt where they have the or-
turous job of deciding which
foods to eat - many foodcraz-
A SC hiclDER ed gluttons-for-the-day order the
lakes place a works,
See FOOD, Page 7

Daily Photo by CHRISTIN
FIVE ROSEY CIEEKED girls instruct the YA'SSOO festival crowd in .the art of Greek dance. The festival, which,
Main and Fourth streets, runs through Saturday.
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