Here Are the Letters Thomas Mair Published in a Pro-Apartheid Magazine
Thomas Mair, the alleged killer of British parliamentarian Jo Cox, published at least two letters in the pro-apartheid magazine South African Patriot In Exile in 1991 and 1999. Mair was a subscriber, according to British media reports.
In 1999, long after the end of South African apartheid, Mair wrote, in part: “I was glad you strongly condemned ‘collaborators’ in the White South African population. In my opinion the greatest enemy of the old Apartheid system was not the ANC [African National Congress] and the Black masses but White liberals and traitors.”
At a Saturday hearing, Mair sounded a similar theme. Asked his name by the court, he responded with, “Death to traitors, freedom for Britain.” Eyewitnesses at the scene of Thursday’s assassination reported that Mair shouted “Britain First” as he attacked Cox.