Time of Transition
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Time of Transition

Theologian John de Gruchy recalls attending debates in apartheid South Africa’s Parliament in the late 1960s. On the floor, fielding questions from the opposition, was Prime Minister B. J. Vorster. Looking down from the gallery above was Vorster’s brother, Koot, then moderator of the Cape Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church. From time to time the prime minister would look for an approving or disapproving glance from the moderator.