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Soldier denies killing Palme

A former Rhodesian special-forces soldier named as the assassin of the Swedish prime minister Olof Palme dismissed the allegation as "nebulous and far-fetched".

The South African Dirk Coetzee, self-confessed leader of an apartheid hit squad, told Swedish journalists that he had heard that Ant White carried out the murder of Palme in Stockholm in 1986. Mr White said, in Mozambique, that he was not involved, and added that he had no idea why Coetzee, whom he said he had never met, had spread the allegations. Reuter - Johannesburg