South Africa: The Fight Goes On

When South African Prime Minister Johannes Balthazar Vorster took office three years ago, he seemed the ideal man to continue the white supremacist ways of his predecessors—Johannes Strijdom, Daniel Malan and Hendrik Verwoerd. Grim and humorless, he had served five years as Minister of Justice and took credit for some of South Africa's harshest apartheid laws. To the ruling Nationalist Party, he was a hero, dedicated to preserving its policy of strict color separation. It is little short of amazing, then, that Vorster should now be under attack by Nationalist right-wingers as...

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