The Cartoonist

A figure of a woman representing Justice, carrying a sword, a scale and with a sash labelled Justice, is ejected from a courthouse by Hendrik Verwoerd, as a black South African man looks on dejectedly.


The Herald, 30 April 1963

South Africa’s government passed a law allowing the government to arrest and detain ‘suspects’ for ninety days. The Anti-Sabotage bill was aimed at curbing opposition to the regime of Henrik Verwoerd and the racist Apartheid policy of the South African government. Only one South African parliamentarian, Helen Suzman, voted against the bill.