The Government have consistently condemned South Africa's efforts to destabilise neighbouring independent African states, and in particular, Mozambique through its support for the MNR. The South African Government have stated that their support for the MNR has ceased and we welcome this development. Our hope is that the improved climate of relations between Mozambique and South Africa under President De Klerk will result in the effective cessation of these aggressive activities.
We remain concerned, however, at reports that the MNR may still be receiving material support from non-official sources in South Africa and elsewhere. We believe it is in South Africa's own interests that immediate steps be taken to terminate any such aid or assistance to the MNR.
The Government want to see the abolition of the apartheid system and its replacement by a united, democratic and non-racial South Africa, founded on respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states. The term "pillars of apartheid", however, is used specifically to refer to the laws underpinning the apartheid system and the destabilisation of neighbouring states has never been considered as belonging in this category.