South Africa Expels Newsweek Writer

From Times Wire Services

The government announced Wednesday that it has expelled senior Newsweek correspondent Ray Wilkinson for an article he co-authored in this week’s edition of the magazine.

Wilkinson, 41, a Briton who is the magazine’s bureau chief in Nairobi, Kenya, was on temporary assignment in South Africa.

Home Affairs Minister Stoffel Botha said in a statement that a Newsweek article entitled “The Young Lions,” about black anti-apartheid unrest, involved “selective reporting, half-truths and false innuendo.”