B.J. Vorster was born in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape in 1915 and was the fifteenth son of a wealthy sheep farmer. He studied law at Stellenbosch University and set up his first practice in Port Elizabeth. From 1939 he vehemently opposed South Africa's entry into and participation in the Second World War.
Vorster was instrumental in the founding of the anti-British Ossewa-Brandwag, and also became a general in its paramilitary wing. In 1953 he was... read more