SOUTH AFRICA: 458 Delilahs

In the Bible, Samson was brought low by one wily woman. It took 458 women to undo mighty Sampson Nkbinde of Verulam, South Africa. Last week, in the biggest trial in South Africa's history, all 458 were tried for murder.

Recently tall, husky Sampson Nkbinde tried to collect a bad debt from Chief Shembe of the native sect of Nazareth Baptists, who pride themselves on never smoking, never drinking, never getting angry. Chief Shembe would not pay. Then Sampson rose in his wrath and slew four Nazareth Baptists. Still Chief Shembe would not pay. Sampson said, in effect, Pay—or else.


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