SOUTH AFRICA: Connie Quits

And a mystery lingers on

Never before had a Cabinet officer from South Africa's ruling National Party been forced to resign in disgrace. Last week the spreading scandal over misuse of a secret multimillion-dollar slush fund within the now disbanded Department of Information claimed its first major victim: Cornelius P. ("Connie") Mulder, 53, powerful Minister of Plural Relations and Nationalist boss of South Africa's huge Transvaal province. Bowing to pressure from his party colleagues, Mulder reluctantly resigned from his euphemistically named Cabinet post, where he administered the apartheid laws that govern the lives of...

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