Alfred Nzo, General Secretary of the African National Congress, spoke in Camden on June 26th 1980, the 25th Anniversay of the Freedom Charter. He spoke of the two attacks by ANC on 1 June on two Sasol oil refineries:
The main strategic objective of the ANC and its allies is the armed seizure of political power for the establishment of a people’s government in South Africa. The recent attacks by the ANC guerillas on two of South Africa’s huge Sasol oil-from-coal plants (Sasol l and 2) as well as on the oil refinery have underlined not only South Africa’s continuing vulnerability to an oil embargo but even more significantly, for the future development of the revolutionary armed struggle of our people. The SASOL operation demonstrated the growing skill and sophistication of the actions of our people’s army – the staunchness of its cadres.
If Labour’s proposed legislation had been in place then, he would not have been able to make that speech.