South Africa: Another Five Years

His followers call it "living death." For heading the African National Congress, an organization dedicated to passive resistance against apartheid, the South African government five years ago banished Albert John Luthuli to his 25-acre sugar farm near the Zulu village of Groutville and to the little town of Stanger. Since then he has won the 1960 Nobel Peace Prize and quietly kept up his stance of resistance, although he was forbidden to speak or write for publication.

Last week, the day before the five-year ban was up, two Special Branch detectives caught up with Luthuli in a shop near his...

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