SOUTH AFRICA: A Double Triumph

The bells of St. Mary's Cathedral in Johannesburg pealed joyfully last week. They were ringing to celebrate the successful appeal by the cathedral's dean, the Very Rev. Gonville ffrench-Beytagh, 60, against a five-year prison term for violating South Africa's Terrorism Act (TIME, Nov. 15, 1971). "Everything looks good to me now," beamed ffrench-Beytagh, as he left for Britain to take up a new ecclesiastical position.

A British subject, the stocky dean has long been an outspoken opponent of the government's racial policies. He had been convicted of supporting violent revolution and of distributing funds for an illegal anti-apartheid organization. Last...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!