SOUTH AFRICA: I Must Keep This Country Safe

A rare interview with Justice Minister James Kruger

Prime Minister John Vorster kicked off his National Party's campaign last week in what is being billed as the country's "crisis election." Looking rather like a grumpy air-raid warden, Vorster warned a rally of party faithful in the eastern Transvaal that only a National landslide on Nov. 30 could hold back the "swart gevaar" (black menace). Vorster has every reason to expect an overwhelming mandate from South Africa's 4.3 million whites. (The country's 18 million blacks, 2.5 million mixed-blood "coloreds" and 850,000 Asians cannot vote.)...

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