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S. Africa Court Postpones Trial of White Rightwingers

A South African judge on Monday postponed the trial of 22 white rightwingers charged with seeking to topple the black-led government in the country’s first major treason case since the end of apartheid. Judge Eben Jordaan granted a one-week postponement to May 26 after the defendants said they wanted the right to hire or appoint their own legal counsel rather than accept state-appointed lawyers. The state accuses the group of plotting to start a race war and says they planned to assassinate former President Nelson Mandela in one of the gravest threats to South Africa’s young democracy since white rule ended in 1994. Full Story

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