SOUTH AFRICA: Red Carpet for a Black Man

Students at Stellenbosch University near Cape Town stood, applauded, and sang Lank Sal Hy Lewe (Long May He Live), the Afrikaans equivalent of For He's a Jolly Good Fellow. Surprisingly for South Africa, the object of their hearty tribute was a black man, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda, President of the tiny African state of Malawi, Last week Banda concluded a five-day state visit to South Africa; he was the first black President ever to visit the white-dominated Republic and the first chief of any foreign state to come calling since England's King George VI turned up in 1947.

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