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Woman Accused of Vandalizing Jewish Buildings

April 27, 1988

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) _ Authorities arrested a woman Wednesday and accused her of desecrating a Jewish temple and a club by placing pigs’ heads with swastikas and outside the buildings.

Yvonne Malone, 38, was charged with two counts of causing criminal injury. Police said she telephoned local newspapers a week ago and said six white men in Nazi-style uniforms had left the pigs’ heads, which bore a swastika on each forehead and a Star of David on each ear.

Police said they believe the woman committed the act alone.

When the incident was reported last week, President P.W. Botha and other political leaders denounced South Africa’s small neo-Nazi movement.

Ms. Malone appeared in Durban regional court and entered no plea. The court released her without bail until June 1.

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