South Africa: Backing Off

Botha postpones racial reform

What has happened to the Prime Minister? Where is that decisiveness and idealism he seemed to display one or two years ago? Why is he backpedaling on the undertakings he gave the people of South Africa?" While members of South Africa's ruling National Party shifted uncomfortably in their green leather seats, Colin Eglin of the opposition Progressive Federal Party last week sent his questions ringing across the chamber of Cape Town's Parliament. The angry counterattack from South African Prime Minister P.W. Botha: "I am not a weakling who...

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