SOUTH AFRICA: Reversing the Boer War

Like a million other South Africans, the Stoltz family was up at cockcrow one morning last week, all ready to cast its votes in the first general election since 1948. Grandpa Stoltz, 75, stumped out to the car that would take his household to the polls at Nigel, a dusty gold-mining town 25 miles southeast of Johannesburg; as he reached the car there was a roar, and his house blew to smithereens. Grandma Elizabeth Stoltz and a 32-year-old gold miner named Lukas van der Merwe lay dead in the wreckage; the Stoltzes'...

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