South Africa We Live with Danger Every Day

Less than 24 hours after South Africa's commando raid last week, it was business as usual at the whitewashed single-story headquarters of the African National Congress in downtown Lusaka. An A.N.C. official glanced only casually at visitors as they passed through the half-open steel gate. Within the compound, Oliver Tambo, 68, a lawyer and political activist who became acting president of the organization in 1967, sat inside a cramped and sparsely furnished office, drafting a press statement about the attack. None of the 20 or so staffers on hand seemed unduly alarmed by the raid. "We live with danger every day,"...

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