Security forces have arrested two Libyan-trained terrorists sent to South Africa to assassinate prominent black leaders, Deputy Information Minister Louis Nel said today.
Nel said the men--members of the Pan African Congress, a black nationalist guerrilla group--were arrested in late March.
He said they had flown on a Libyan airliner to Tanzania, then traveled to Botswana before entering South Africa. He declined to say where they were apprehended or how large a group they were working with, but he did say a third person, as yet unidentified, was arrested with them.
Nel said the two arrested suspects were among a group of 150 Pan African Congress members who received political and military training in Libya starting in 1982. He said they were sent to South Africa to mobilize black university students and assassinate certain black leaders.