Southern Africa: Herman Toivo ja Toivo, Free at Last

A guerrilla leader is released

A guerrilla leader is released

Insurgent Leader Herman Toivo ja Toivo thundered an impassioned defense of his activities in Namibia when he stood in a South African courtroom 17 years ago. Last week, after 16 years in prison, Toivo was released. Two hundred supporters of his organization, the South West African People's Organization (SWAPO), lined the streets in a town near Windhoek, Namibia's capital, to give him a joyous homecoming. As he descended from the back of a pickup truck flying blue-red-and-green flags, any notion that he had mellowed in Cape Town's Robben Island prison was soon dispelled. Toivo raised...

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