S. Africa confederacy plan denied
A South African government official has denied the existence of a plan to change the white-ruled Republic of South Africa into a confederacy consisting of a white state and several black states, Monitor correspondent Gary Thatcher writes.Skip to next paragraph
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Dr. Pieter Koomhof, the government's minister of cooperation and development, told the South African Broadcasting Corporation, "I've never heard of such a plan, and I'm absolutely convinced that it can't be true. [It's] never been discussed in my presence at any level."
Earlier, this newspaper carried a report of a new blueprint for South Africa, currently being studied by the country's white rulers, to create a confederation loosely linking a white-ruled South Africa w ith a number of tribal reserves, called "homelands."