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South Africa

29 January 1999

Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg), Column

JOHANNESBURG — In a letter to the Mail & Guardian last week, Willie Hofmeyr, African National Congress MP responded to an editorial, entitled "Ban guns, build jails, fire Sydney", which discussed the lamentable state of law and order in South Africa. Hofmeyr hit back by cataloguing the creation of "drastic anti-crime laws", the reform of the parole system and the construction of more prisons. The most notable omission from his precis of the government's efforts to... (

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