SOUTH AFRICA: White Justice

Because soot-black young Chief Tshekedi of the Bamangwato tribe ordered a white man flogged, he was banished from his country by Vice Admiral Edward Radcliffe Garth Russell Evans. Acting High Commissioner for Bechuanaland (TIME, Sept. 25).

Because the white man, one Phineas Mackintosh, was admittedly guilty of debauching native girls, fair-minded Britons stormed in protest and when the young chief left his native village for temporary exile the wives of white settlers rushed forward to shake his hand—a tribute to native rectitude unprecedented in the annals of South Africa.

Last week Admiral Evans...

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