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A black detainee on a hunger strike in South Africa escaped in his pajamas from a hospital in Durban and took refuge in the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg, about 360 miles away. The detainee, Simon Ntombela, 27, a teacher and anti-apartheid organizer, was the eighth detainee to escape from a hospital since September. The South African government announced plans to prevent future breakouts by moving hunger strikers to Bloemfontein, a relatively remote provincial capital. Meanwhile, six other black activists were encamped at the British Embassy in Pretoria, demanding that police lift restrictions imposed on them after their release from detention.


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