South Africa: Cursing the Darkness

Cursing the Darkness

"We must make a new beginning . . . We must get to know each other . . . With trust and goodwill we can walk forward in faith." The Easter Sunday address by Executive President P.W. Botha was less notable for its message than for its enormous audience: a throng generously estimated by police at up to 3 million black people camped on the flanks of the hills and the low ground of the Moria Valley. All were followers of the Zion Christian Church, which claims more than 4 million members. Botha's reception gave some credence to the President's claim...

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