South African national prosecutors have charged two of the most senior public security officials of the apartheid era with attempted murder.
British Broadcasting Corporation

Former Police Minister Adriaan Vlok and ex-police chief Johan van der Merwe are accused of plotting to kill a prominent opponent of apartheid in 1989. 

Prosecutors said they and three others attempted to kill Rev Frank Chikane by lining his clothes with a nerve toxin.

Mr Vlok begged for forgiveness from Mr Chikane last year by washing his feet.

Mr Chikane, who is now director-general of President Thabo Mbeki’s office, has called for others to come forward and reveal what happened, but has never called for prosecutions.

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