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Wednesday, September 30, 1998 Published at 22:37 GMT 23:37 UK


World: Africa

Former South African rugby head forms political party


The former head of the South African Rugby Football Union, Louis Luyt, says he's setting up a political party to challenge President Nelson Mandela's African National Congress in general elections next year.

The state-run radio said Mr Luyt was expected to release a manifesto on Friday, announcing any possible alliances with opposition parties.

Mr Luyt resigned as rugby union president in May after being accused of racism and financial mismanagement.

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