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Vol 42 No 25

Published 21st December 2001

South Africa

Dicing with death

The prosecution has bungled the trial of a seedy medical spy

Wouter Basson, known as Dr. Death, was the former apartheid regime's leading chemical weapons specialist. He headed Project Coast, developing and testing chemical weapons, and is now charged with mass murder using deadly toxins and with diverting millions of rand into his private accounts.

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