Security Council Receives Proposal for Special Representative to Recommend Measures to End Violence in South Africa
The Security Council this afternoon began the first day of a two-day meeting on South Africa, which was called by Madagascar on behalf of the Group of African States. The meeting was requested, in light of an increase in violence in South Africa, specifically the 17 June massacre at Boipatong Township and the shooting of unarmed protestors. A draft resolution on the table of the Security Council meeting invites the Secretary-General to appoint a special representative to investigate the situation in South Africa, recommend measures to end the violence, Monitor the implementation of those measures and create the necessary conditions to reactivate the negotiating process embodied in the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA).
Nelson Mandela, President of the African National Congress (ANC), in centre, and members of the ANC listen to Security Council debate on the situation in South Africa.