SOUTH AFRICA: Martyrdom Requested

Manilal Gandhi, 58, son of the late Mohandas Gandhi, stepped into South Africa's tense racial controversy last week. He announced that he would fast for 14 days and would then notify Prime Minister Malan when & where he proposed to break certain of the government's racial laws. Said Manilal: "The Malan government's Apartheid [racial segregation] policy is creeping like a fiend into every walk of life."

Manilal will take only water, salt and a little bicarbonate of soda during his fast. His promised breaking of the law will probably take the form of publicly entering a "European" area and refusing...

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