STATEMENT ISSUED BY MALIZOLE DIKO,
UDM NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON
UDM notes that the Minister of Foreign Affairs is scheduled to meet with her
counterpart in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
We express the hope that the Minister's talks with the DRC government will not
be a one-sided affair. It is of great importance that all the role-players in
the conflict are treated equally to dispel the fears of some role-players in the
conflict that the South African government is taking sides.
Establishing equal communication with all the role-players is vital for South
Africa if we are to regain our image of impartiality and credibility as a
mediator in the conflict.
Masilo Mabeta, MP
UDM Spokesperson Foreign Affairs
17 March 2000