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Date 05 May 1996 07:34:20


95016                  NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE 
                     by Jerry L. Van Marter 
     The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation has named Santa 
Fe attorney F. Kenneth Bateman trustee of the foundation's board.  
An elder at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe, Bateman brings 
10 years' experience in the management of private foundations to 
his position on the board. 
                              # # # 
     Allan Boesak, a former minister and anti-apartheid activist 
who is South African President Nelson Mandela's choice to be 
ambassador to the United Nations, is being investigated for 
possible misuse of funds given to his Foundation for Peace and 
     Boesak, who has spoken at numerous Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) gatherings, has denied the allegations that he used 
foundation funds for his personal use.  The charges, which 
originated with a Swedish group, have also been leveled by groups 
in Denmark and Norway. 
     Boesak said he would not take up his new post until the 
allegations were cleared up.  Mandela has appointed a cabinet 
minister to lead the investigation. 
                              # # # 

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