Southern Africa Fighting Back

Botha answers his critics

A pugnacious State President P.W. Botha, his government under fire for its racial policies and its military adventures into neighboring countries, last week issued a warning to South Africa's critics around the world. "No self- respecting nation," he declared, "can allow any other country, large or small, to dictate to it how it should be governed." Botha's unyielding speech, made at the closing of the new three-chamber Parliament in Cape Town, was a reply to the storm of international protest that has greeted South Africa's actions in recent weeks.

In late May, South African commandos made a foray into Angola. Then,...

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