March 21, 1992 |
Shortly after voting against reform here this week, Marc Dewit paused to enlighten an American reporter on Adolf Hitler ("one of the world's great heroes"), communism ("a Jewish conspiracy") and apartheid ("it's not a sin, it's God's law").
June 23, 1990 |
Police are investigating a plot by a right-wing white supremacist group to assassinate Nelson Mandela and several members of parliament and to undertake a nationwide program of sabotage and terrorism, officials said Friday. Mandela was to be assassinated at the Johannesburg airport on July 18 when he returned from his international tour, according to an informant who said he had infiltrated the group of plotters after being approached to participate.
May 18, 1994 |
A week after the inauguration of this nation's first black-led government, police have intensified a crackdown on militant white extremists in what appears to be a severe blow to right-wing efforts to destabilize the new democracy. Police said they are searching for 21 avowed members of the far-right Afrikaner Resistance Movement, a neo-Nazi group allegedly involved in a wave of deadly pre-election bombings.
March 12, 1994 |
The three white men in ripped khaki uniforms and boots lay sprawled Friday beside their bullet-riddled blue Mercedes-Benz. One man was dead, his head in a pool of gore, while the other two bled slowly into the red earth as they talked. They were from Naboomspruit, a farming town farther north, said Fanie Uys, his face contorted in pain and sweating in the brutal midday sun.
March 18, 1986 |
An empty strip of land between the middle-class white suburb of Dan Pienaarville and the impoverished black ghetto of Munsieville has become a no-man's-land, perhaps the future front line of the racial civil war that many South Africans fear is coming. In Munsieville are militant black youths who say they are ready to die to bring an end to apartheid, South Africa's system of racial separation and white-minority rule.
February 16, 1990 |
As Nelson R. Mandela spoke earnestly here of his desire to allay white fears of a black government, 10,000 right-wing whites marched through the streets of Pretoria on Thursday to decry the black nationalist leader's freedom. "The New South Africa: Farewell Whites," proclaimed one of the placards above the crowd, some of whom chanted: "Hang Mandela!" The white-led protest, a rarity before President Frederik W.
November 11, 1989 |
All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord I cut them off. . . . They swarmed around me like bees, but they died out as quickly as burning thorns. --Psalms 118:11-12 In times of desperation, the white Afrikaner has always found solace and sustenance in his Bible, particularly in the Psalms, which he quotes from memory, and in prayer, for which he kneels daily. "We stand here as members of an assailed nation," the Rev.
April 11, 1993 |
In a severe blow to the peace process in South Africa, Chris Hani, a key African National Congress negotiator and hugely popular black leader, was shot dead Saturday in the driveway of his home by a white assassin. Hani, 50, a member of the ANC's top policy-making body and general secretary of the ANC-aligned Communist Party, was attacked when he returned to his rose-brick home in this quiet, multiracial suburb of Johannesburg after a morning errand to buy two newspapers.
June 18, 1997 |
Eugene TerreBlanche, a neo-Nazi leader who once promised a race war in South Africa, received a six-year prison sentence for assaults on two black men. Pending an appeal, he was released on $4,444 bail raised by supporters of his Afrikaner Resistance Movement.
September 14, 1991 |
The Durban Supreme Court sentenced two white extremists to death Friday for murdering seven blacks in a hail of automatic weapons fire on a crowded bus. Ten khaki-clad colleagues in the public gallery burst into Afrikaner songs and hoisted an Afrikaner flag when the sentence was announced. The convicted pair joined in the singing.