South Africa: Escape Artists

While radios blared the descriptions of the fugitives, thousands of South African police manned roadblocks, searched white homes and black townships all over the country. Their elusive quarry, honored by the biggest reward ($5,600) ever posted in South Africa: four prisoners who had staged a 1 a.m. walk-away from Johannesburg's central police headquarters. The leader of the fugitives was Arthur Goldreich, at 33 one of the country's most successful artists, and as of last week one of its more successful escape artists as well.

Raid on Rivonia. Bespectacled and slightly stooped, with...

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