SOUTH AFRICA: Out Goes the Bishop

Until last spring, South Africa's Nationalist government considered Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg Richard Ambrose Reeves just another irritating and ineffective critic. But when the police guns mowed down hundreds of unarmed blacks at Sharpeville in March, Bishop Reeves rushed to the hospital to interview the wounded and inspect the dead, publicly announced he had evidence that many had been shot in the back, even accused the cops of using dumdum bullets. The government decided that Bishop Reeves had 'become a threat to its security. Tipped off that his arrest was imminent, the bishop slipped away to England* to tell...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!