SOUTH AFRICA: Vorster Calls for Elections

And mourners for a martyr challenge the system

In its long history of defiance and grievance, South Africa, and especially its ruling, Afrikaner-dominated National Party, has almost seemed born for conflict. Even so, the tumult that raged around the government of Prime Minister John Vorster last week may very well have set the stage for the supreme struggle between the Afrikaners and African nationalism.

Amid mounting evidence that Steven Biko, founder of South Africa's black consciousness movement, died as a result of injuries he received while in detention (TIME, Sept. 26), blacks and whites alike demanded the resignation of Justice Minister James...

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