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Black South African editor hired by Washington Star

Percy Qoboza, a black South African editor, was named editor in residence of the Washington Srar Tuesday. Mr. Qoboza, now editor of the Johannesburg Post, was jailed for nearly six months in 1977 when the South African government arrested prominent blacks. At the time he was editor of the World, the white-ruled country's most influential newspaper for blacks. The government closed the paper soon afterward.