South Africa: Good News, Bad News

Good News, Bad News

When President F.W. de Klerk lifted emergency rule last June, he left the security regulations intact in the province of Natal, where fighting between the followers of the Zulu political movement Inkatha and the African National Congress has claimed 4,000 lives since 1986. Last week De Klerk freed Natal from the restrictions, thus removing a major obstacle to negotiations with the A.N.C. over a new constitution. Though violence still flares occasionally in Natal, the province has grown calmer since De Klerk dispatched additional troops there in April.

Meanwhile, De Klerk is not likely to attain full compliance with last week's repeal...

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