gov26. Memorandum to the Prime Minister

gov26. Memorandum to the Prime Minister

President P W Botha’s visit to Britain in June 1984 was the first such visit since South Africa left the Commonwealth in 1961. It followed South Africa’s adoption of a new constitution in 1963. This memo sought assurances from Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that the British government was committed to universal suffrage in a united South Africa. Thatcher was sufficiently concerned about opposition to the visit to agree to meet a delegation from the AAM.

Category: Government
Author: Anti-Apartheid Movement
Copyright: AAM Archives Committee
Holding Institution: AAM Archive, Bodleian Library
Catalogue: MSS AAM 818
Date/Year: 1984