Truth Is a Strange Fruit: A Personal Journey Through the Apartheid War

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In 1964, Johannesburg’s Park Street station was bombed, and the so-called mad bomber,” John Harris, was hanged. A shocking revelation, this account discloses that former Prime Ministers Hendrik Verwoed and John Vorster and the former head of the security police, General Hendrik van den Berg, conspired in a crime that led to an innocent man’s execution. It argues that the three most powerful political figures in South Africa at the time were aware that the bomb had been planted and chose not to disarm it in the hopes that it would deliver a blow to the antiapartheid movement. Also investigating the involvement of a Zionist terrorist organization in the Park Street bombing and the role of President Jacob Zuma in the activities of the African National Congress in exile, this history will enlighten anyone interested in the apartheid or in the political workings of South Africa.

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David Beresford is a correspondent for the Guardian with more than 25 years of experience; he covered the conflicts in Ireland, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan and the first Gulf War. He is the author of 10 Men Dead.

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