March 13, 1991 |
For four grueling days, a stocky, silver-haired lawyer stood in court with his hands on his hips and his long, black robe swept behind him. He often glanced from side to side, a look of exasperation plainly evident on his face. "Why," George Bizos asked the witness, Kenneth Kgase, "do you find it necessary to lie, Mr. Kgase? Why do you lie?" "I have no answer," said Kgase, speaking softly and glancing nervously from Bizos to the judge. "I'm going to suggest to you, Mr.
November 13, 2000 |
Two traffic officers stood by and watched as a white man attacked a high-level black American businessman, the Sunday Independent newspaper reported. Ron Gault, head of the U.S. investment bank J.P. Morgan's office in South Africa, suffered a broken nose in the attack. The officers, who remain on duty, are being investigated for failing to arrest the attacker, police spokesman Inspector Willem de Villiers told the Associated Press on Sunday. The incident occurred Oct.
April 27, 1996 |
A brutal attack on a Zulu queen rocked the nation. Queen Buhle Mamathe Zulu, 45--one of five wives of King Goodwill Zwelithini--was shot, stabbed and beaten with heavy wooden clubs outside her villa in KwaZulu-Natal province. The queen and her daughter, Princess Sibusile Zulu, 25, were in serious but stable condition after being operated on in Durban.
October 10, 1993 |
A second American exchange student was stabbed and badly wounded here Friday night, six weeks after Amy Biehl, a Fulbright scholar from Orange County, was stabbed to death in a brutal racial attack. Police and U.S. Embassy officials said they do not believe that the assault on Daniela Malin, 23, was linked to the arrival here Saturday of Biehl's family for a weeklong visit at the invitation of Cape Town Mayor Clive Keegan.
June 5, 1993 |
Fifteen people were killed in a series of apparently unrelated attacks in Natal province, police said Friday. Gunmen killed four people overnight at a home near Estcourt, about 240 miles southeast of Johannesburg, said police Capt. Henry Budhram. Budhram said two later attacks in the Estcourt area left seven people dead but that there was no evidence the same attackers had carried out the killings.
February 6, 1991 |
A motion to dismiss Winnie Mandela's kidnaping and assault charges for being too vague was rejected Tuesday by the trial judge, who said the black liberation leader's wife has been "fairly advised of the case against her." But Justice M. S. Stegmann, sitting in Rand Supreme Court, agreed with Mandela's attorneys that the indictment had become "diffusely scattered" by amendments made since the trial opened Monday.