Apartheid Trial Acquittals Give Malan Hope
Johannesburg, Mary Braid, The Independent (London, England)
The historic, seven-month trial of General Magnus Malan, former defence minister, and four other apartheid-era generals on murder and conspiracy charges appeared to be unravelling yesterday when six of their co-accused walked free from a Durban court.
There was wild clapping and jubilant shouts when the six men, supporters of the Zulu Inkatha Freedom Party, were cleared of involvement in the 1987 KwaMakhutha massacre of 13 people in a village south of Durban. Victor Ntuli, an ANC activist, was the intended target of the attack. He was out when the gunmen came calling. Those who died were holding a prayer meeting in his home.
The case goes to the heart of the …
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Publication information: Article title: Apartheid Trial Acquittals Give Malan Hope. Contributors: Johannesburg, Mary Braid - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: October 11, 1996. Page number: 14. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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