Colin Legum

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Colin Legum (3 July 1919, Kestell, Orange Free State, South Africa – 8 July 2003) was, along with his wife, Margaret (1933 - 2007), an anti-apartheid activist and political exile. In 1934 Colin Legum began working at the Sunday Express in Johannesburg. Later he became the newspaper's political correspondent. He joined the South African Labour Party and, in 1942, he was elected to the Johannesburg City Council. In 1951 he joined the UK's Sunday Observer. He served as the newspaper's diplomatic editor and its Commonwealth correspondent. In 1960 he married Margaret Jean Roberts. In 1964 Colin and Margaret Legum published South Africa: Crisis for the West, in which they argued for economic sanctions against the South African government to bring an end to apartheid. wiki


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