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Racial Riots in So. Africa Discussed by Board of Jewish Deputies

Cool heads and calm assessment as a response to the South African racial riots was urged today by Sidney Walt, chairman of the Cape Council of the Board of Deputies of South African Jews.

Speaking at the annual conference of the Cape Council here, he said “the first condition for a peaceful solution of our country’s problems must always be maintenance of law and order.”

“Resort to violence and taking the law into our own hands is condemnable unreservedly,” he stated. He added that everyone hoped that South Africans of all political viewpoints would find common ground in seeking peaceful solutions and a readiness to support measures for that goal.