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Boesak Vows to Keep Resisting Apartheid

September 23, 1985|Associated Press

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The Rev. Allan Boesak, facing charges of subversion in connection with his anti-apartheid activities, told his congregation Sunday, "I will resist them to the very end."

Boesak said of the government: "They have no God left except the God of their guns. . . . Let them pray to that God."

Last Friday, the 39-year-old president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches was charged with three counts of subversion and released on $8,000 bail.

Preaching at the Bellville Dutch Reformed Church, Boesak implored apartheid foes not to turn to violence, saying, "Violence will destroy our soul even as their violence has destroyed their soul . . . "

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