South Africa Death in a Paris Hallway

An African National Congress aide is gunned down far from home

The job was done swiftly and professionally. Dulcie September, 52, the Paris representative of the antiapartheid African National Congress, was about to turn the key to her office in a run-down building in central Paris last week when an assassin stepped up behind her and squeezed off six shots from a .22- cal. pistol equipped with a silencer. Several minutes later, a worker from a neighboring office found her lying in a pool of blood, dead of bullet wounds to the head. There were no witnesses, and because of the silencer, nobody even heard the gunshots.

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