South Africa: The Black Pimpernel

For more than 15 months, top man on the South African police wanted list has been a black underground leader named Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Son of the paramount chief of the Tembu tribe,

Lawyer Mandela, 44, was sought by the white cops for helping to organize the mass work stoppage by Africans in May 1961 to protest apartheid and the proclamation of South Africa as a republic.

Special Branch (political) police searched for him everywhere, regularly swooped on his dowdy little home in Orlando township, searched bus stations and railway terminals. But towering...