Foreign News: Dismembers of the Wedding

Five thousand excited Pondo and Gaika tribesmen put on their best feathers one day last week and poured into the Great Place, the Royal Kraal of Paramount Chief Archibald Sandile of Gaikaland. They gathered for the greatest social event in the history of the tribes: the wedding of Chief Sandile's son, Anthorpe, to Eunice, daughter of Paramount Chief Victor Poto Mdamase of Pondoland.

But on the heels of the tribesmen came a deluge of uninvited guests: more than 3,000 gawking whites from nearby East London (pop. 76,000) arrived in a raucous parade of cars,...

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