The Hit Man Plays A Deadly Tune

The Hit Man Plays A Deadly Tune

, Right-wing assassins in South Africa have found a brutal, high-tech way to punish their enemies: send them a booby-trapped tape player. On Feb. 15, such a Walkman-type device took the life of Bheki Mlangeni, a human-rights lawyer. The real target of the deadly package was Dirk Coetzee, a former policeman who now supports the African National Congress and lives in exile in Zambia. Coetzee testified last summer that former colleagues on the South African police force were behind the hit-squad deaths of several A.N.C. activists. The parcel bomb was sent to Coetzee in Lusaka. But when he refused to pay...

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