Foreign News: Justice in South Africa

In restless South Africa, where a stern and self-righteous government is deliberately widening the gulf between races, violent passions were producing more & more violent demands. Nationalist Prime Minister Daniel Malan last week asked for dictatorial emergency powers from Parliament.

The proposal was laid before Parliament by Malan's Minister of Justice, towering (6 ft. 6 in.) Charles R. Swart. Given to melodramatic gestures (he once loped into Parliament with a cat-o'-nine-tails under his arm to show his attitude toward Negroes), Swart needed no props this time to dramatize his proposal. He wanted authority to suspend most of South Africa's laws whenever he...

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