Apartheid Apocalypse

The attempt to salvage a vestige of racial separatism ends in blood

On a roadside in the black homeland of Bophuthatswana -- an ersatz nation created by the South African engineers of apartheid -- the two men in khaki lay bleeding on Friday beside their bullet-riddled Mercedes. A third, stretched out beside the car, was dead from gunshot wounds. "Please help us!" pleaded Fanie Uys, a member of the neo-Nazi Afrikaner Resistance Movement, who was hit in the leg. "Please!" cried Alwyn Walfaart, hands outstretched. "Can somebody just get us an ambulance?" Moments later, a black soldier stepped forward. Before a stunned group of news photographers and TV crews, he calmly executed the...

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