Minister reports 23 acts of sabotage in RSA


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Friday, 9 November 1962
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Two years after the formation of Poqo and a year after the formation of Mkhonto we Sizwe (MK), liberation armies of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) and the African National Congress (ANC) respectively, Minister of Justice John Vorster, announced that there had been twenty-three incidences of sabotage from late September to date. At the time the government had already arrested sixty Black suspected anti-apartheid activists.



Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds)(1999). Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood.


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