Jewish Leader in Johannesburg Gravely Wounded in Assassination Attempt

Judge Simon Kuper of the High Court of South Africa, honorary president of the South African Zionist Federation, vice-president of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies and former chairman of both, was in a Johannesburg hospital gravely wounded today following an attempt by an unknown assailant to shoot him dead this weekend.

Judge Kuper was spending a quiet Sabbath at home with his family when a shot was heard coming from a window and he slumped forward with a head wound. He was rushed to the hospital where he underwent a five-hour emergency operation. His condition is critical.