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Vol 38 No 4

Published 14th February 1997

South Africa

Mangope on trial

The trial of former Bophuthatswana President Lucas Mangope will raise more questions about his associates in South Africa and Europe (AC Vol 35 No 13). He faces 200 charges of fraud, theft and exchange control violations in his Supreme Court trial, due to start on 10 March. Mangope dismisses the charges as 'political victimisation' but investigators say they have evidence of systematic fraud and abuse of power in association with private businessmen.

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