SOUTH AFRICA: Blackamoor Bill

An eleventh hour attempt to swing South Africa's coming General Election by virtually disenfranchising the Negroes of Cape Colony was made last week by Prime Minister James Barry Munnik Hertzog. "We have paused on the brink of a sure and certain abyss," read a Hertzog manifesto, "and the question is: Shall the white race in Africa plunge down to final destruction?" As alternative General Hertzog offered to Parliament a bill which would deprive the Cape Province Negroes of their present "equal franchise," but would permit them to separately elect five white M....

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