Letters: Sep. 16, 1966

The Laager

Sir: In view of the assassination of Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, it is remarkable that TIME, in the cover story on South Africa [Aug. 26], could have "pre-scooped" all other news media with such an interesting and educational article relating to "The Great White Laager."


New York City

Sir: As a matter of curiosity, was your Verwoerd cover story allowed to circulate in South Africa?



> Though TIME has been banned on previous occasions, this issue was allowed to circulate after a delay of five days, during which Verwoerd...

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