South Africa: Campaigning Under Cover

Campaigning Under Cover

The African National Congress has repeatedly accused Pretoria of working hand in glove with its bitter rival in black politics, the Inkatha Freedom Party, headed by Zulu chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi. President F.W. de Klerk always denied improper favoritism, but last week he was forced to admit that the government had given covert funds to Inkatha in 1989 and '90 to organize % political rallies. A police spokesman said Buthelezi got the aid because he opposed international sanctions against South Africa.

De Klerk came clean after the Johannesburg Weekly Mail exposed the secret $90,000 subsidy in a front-page story based on official...

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