May 21, 1987 |
Two car bombs exploded two minutes apart Wednesday outside a courthouse in downtown Johannesburg, killing three white policemen and injuring at least 15 other people. South African authorities blamed the outlawed African National Congress for the bombing, the 26th in the country so far this year and one of the most devastating attacks yet on the police here.
September 16, 1987 |
After an apparent upsurge in infiltration by suspected African National Congress insurgents, South Africa warned its neighbors Tuesday that they will be held responsible for any terrorist attacks here. Gen. Magnus Malan, the South African defense minister, told Parliament in Cape Town that "the leaders of the countries from which these terrorists act shall have to take responsibility for their share in the murder and destruction."
April 27, 1994 |
Democracy dawned with a flourish across South Africa on Tuesday as hospital patients, pensioners, the disabled and other "special voters" flocked to this country's first all-race polls in unexpectedly high numbers and remarkably good spirits. The opening day of the historic three-day election for the post-apartheid government was marred by widespread confusion and hundreds of complaints of logistic problems and technical glitches at urban and rural polling stations.
December 27, 1999 |
Imagine a bomb explodes on a Sunday afternoon at a packed beachfront restaurant in Malibu, bloodying dozens of sunbathers and ripping the leg off a 16-year-old waitress working her first shift of the summer. Imagine a bomb explodes after midnight at a jammed club in West Hollywood, injuring nine people, including a gay man whose heel is severed from his foot. Then, on Christmas Eve, another bomb strikes the same neighborhood, severing the leg of a 24-year-old policewoman.
September 28, 1996 |
With his buck teeth and giant girth, Craig Williamson was described in a newspaper here last year as having the "amiable appearance of an overweight Bugs Bunny." But his long career as a secret agent for the apartheid regime was no joke. He has admitted to bombings that killed two women and a young girl in London, Angola and Mozambique, and to running covert operations to spread disinformation and collect intelligence in Washington and elsewhere.
December 14, 1987 |
Two South African police officers were killed and four others were seriously wounded early Sunday in an ambush by gunmen believed to be black insurgents. Police headquarters in Pretoria said that a small truck carrying seven black police officers, most of them returning home at the end of their shift, was fired upon from another vehicle in Soweto, the black satellite city outside Johannesburg.