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ANC camps

Explanation
The ANC established bases in several African countries. The Department of Intelligence and Security (DIS), together with the military headquarters of MK, had control over residential centres and the Angolan camps, including 'Camp 32' or the Morris Seabelo Rehabilitation Centre (popularly known as 'Quatro'), Panga, Viana and the Nova Catengue camp. Following the SADF bombing of Nova Catengue camp in 1979, there was an atmosphere of paranoia about infiltration by South African agents. A number of ANC members were detained and tortured; some died as a result of assaults and some were executed. Dissatisfaction in MK training camps in Angola led to mutinies at the Viana and Pango camps during 1984. Both mutinies were put down with loss of lives on both sides. Many MK members were detained in connection with the uprisings, and some were tortured. Two groups of mutineers were tried by military tribunals and seven were executed.

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MR DE KOCK: We only had the AK and the askaris themselves, based on their background and their training, they could speak the language, that was the language which was used by ANC members in camps and they knew the descriptions of the camps, they knew certain members, their families, etc.
MR KAHANOVITZ: You don't? Are you aware of, there are two entries in relation to "spread illness in camps". Are you aware that there is a charge pending against Dr Wouter Basson, concerning the, a CCB project to spread cholera bacteria in the water supply of refugee camps in Namibia at this time?
... it was not treated as a separate case, but it was treated as part of the whole investigation of the mutiny, which saw many people dying in our ...
... the legislature had in mind. They knew that the war in South Africa wasn't just fought on this territory, it was fought primarily, or in many instances, in our neighbouring countries and there were also well known facts at that stage that there may be amnesty applications from ANC members ...
... know this person", and if he's got something to say, then the history will then be written down and this person will then explain in detail which camps they met him and it would then be half a page of each person that he identified and they would then write down the history of that ...
MR DE KOCK: Yes Chairperson. This was a person who was identified by a former ANC member, the initials were W.Z. Mndam. He was a former member of the ANC and he recognised the person in Manzini in the street, as one who had been trained with him in one of the camps in Angola, and he stabbed him ...
... it is clear in his mind. Why would Prinsloo want to change the facts of this case when it would appear that this would lead to division into two camps. If he had assaulted and killed the man and then put the responsibility for this at the other person's door, he would have said to him - he ...
let us say he could catch this person if this person was telling a lie. Your normal Security Policeman did not know what the activities were in the camps in Angola and Zambia and Tanzania, they did not know the people there, they did not know the structure of the camps there. They also did not ...
... contact. On that particular day, I visited the farm first, because one would find the farm homestead first and then there would be some distance after which one would turn into the camping site where we had set up camp. The farmer then asked me what had taken place there the previous ...
MR LAX: But I still have a problem. You say this man is a danger for you in terms of information regarding operations launched against camps in Angola. Now you caught him here, how could he be a problem for you in connection with that information?
MR BOTHA: As members of the Orde Boerevolk there wasn’t any specific training which the Orde as such offered. Each of us received military training, for instance, when we did our national service - government training - and then at the training camps of the AWB we received further training.
"As already indicated the deceased was and yourselves were in opposite camps. There's no doubt that all three of you were influenced by the prevailing circumstances in the community."
... number and I decided to follow it. But it was not possible, because of the time of the evening. I do not know if it went to Hout Bay or Camps ...
... launch our next operation to raise funds. We then wanted to establish an Army base in South West Africa and I also envisaged establishing training camps in Mozambique and in Botswana and in Zimbabwe as ...
I was given instructions with other comrades to go and defend those camps in the northern part of Angola. On arrival there I was deployed as an Engineer Commander and in the headquarters platoon and I fought in Angola in that battle for the whole year of 1987 to 1988.
MR DEHAL: Briefly you attended the various meetings in the camps, correct?
... they taught us how to use weapons, but it was not an in depth training because to get an in depth training, one was supposed to have gone to their ...
happened because it was at the time the only option and unfortunately the PAC never had time, APLA didn't have time to train people. We didn't have camps in that matter, as my sister have put it forth. The PAC was conducting the guerilla warfare. We had to use a smaller portion that we can get ...
MR POTSANE: From then until 1985 I worked in the camps doing the rest duties including driving, leadership around Angola and in 1985 I was redeployed to Lusaka where I joined the political headquarters.
police were hot on me, I went back to Winnie. She sent me to some lawyers in Grey Street, which I gave them my story. They referred me back to the ANC, where I saw Matthew Phosa, that time, which I spoke to ...
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