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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 5. 1969.

C.A.R.E. attacks Maori Council

C.A.R.E. attacks Maori Council

The secretary of the Citizens Association for Racial Equality, Mr. T. O. Newman, has criticised statements by the vice-president of the Maori Council regarding the proposed All Black rugby tour.

Mr P. Te H. Jones, is reported to have said: "African leaders have expressed faith in the Maori as ambassadors of racial equality and goodwill.

"I wish to point out that these African leaders and black African organisations are unnamed," Mr Newman said.

"As membership of all black African organisations in South Africa, apart from Government-sponsored ones, is illegal and membership in them, if discovered, results in immediate imprisonment, it must be presumed that the Maori Council has received its information from a Government sponsored body."

Mr. Jones said about Mr Brutus, who recently visited New Zealand on a lecture tour, that "members of the council were not by any means impressed by all that was made known about him."

"This innuendo cannot go unchallenged," Mr Newman said.

"It is utterly unworthy of such a body as the Maori Council."

He said that as the organisation which brought Mr Brutus to New Zealand. Care demands to know exactly what was made known about him and by whom.