The lengthy and expensive trial of Laurence Gandar and Benjamin Pogrund, of the Rand Daily Mail, on charges under the Prisons Act, ends with both being found guilty but receiving light sentences. They had been accused of publishing untrue information about prisons. The press won a moral victory, but the trial discouraged editors from publishing reports on prison conditions.
• Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood.
• Words, website: time.com
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