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January 7, 1996 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In April, a year after he cast his vote in this nation's first multiracial election, Remigius Maleke celebrated his part in the new democracy with an unusual act of patriotism. He began to pay his bills. Like most other blacks in this rural township and across South Africa, the 44-year-old teacher had refused for almost a decade to pay for electricity, water, sewers or other basic services, honoring boycotts and strikes called by liberation groups to bring down the apartheid regime.
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January 7, 1996 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In April, a year after he cast his vote in this nation's first multiracial election, Remigius Maleke celebrated his part in the new democracy with an unusual act of patriotism. He began to pay his bills. Like most other blacks in this rural township and across South Africa, the 44-year-old teacher had refused for almost a decade to pay for electricity, water, sewers or other basic services, honoring boycotts and strikes called by liberation groups to bring down the apartheid regime.
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