South Africa: How to Win-& Lose

The Xhosa tribesmen of Transkei, seeking a Prime Minister for South Africa's first "self-governing" Bantustan (TIME, Nov. 29), last week gave an overwhelming majority of their votes to Paramount Chief Victor Poto. But as it turned out, Poto did not get the job. Instead the office went to Chief Kaizer Matanzima, the candidate preferred by the South African government. Poto wants white men and white investment capital in the Transkei, while Matanzima, a black racist, supports the idea of an all-black state.

The strange result came about in the Transkei's embryo Legislative...

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