SOUTH AFRICA: Suddenly, a New 'Zulu War'

"Just like the old days," muttered a grizzled Zulu elder in Johannesburg's Soweto. Standing in a dusty street one day last week, he recalled with a mixture of admiration and apprehension the legendary days of the 19th century wars against the whites by South Africa's largest and fiercest tribe (see box below). This time, however, the target of the angry Zulus in Soweto was the black militants—the student leaders and other activists who were leading a three-day boycott to prevent Soweto's 250,000-member black labor force from going to work in Johannesburg, 15 miles...

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