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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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... I would be very happy if he could be actually investigated thoroughly, he must know about the whereabouts of my uncle. If he has passed away the ANC must take us where he has been buried and we want to bring him back into the country and give him a decent funeral, and they have to take ...
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.
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
... 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.
"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."
... 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 ...
MR DEHAL: Briefly you attended the various meetings in the camps, correct?
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.
MR DIETA: One of the recommendations comes from the very same - on of those recommendations would be found in that Stewart Commission so that that was a foothold wherein regular checks would be then done in the camps and etc.
... happened in exile and it gave the Commission other people’s names and we have to inform their families that these people were brutally killed in ANC camps in exile. Secondly they have declared publicly that they are going to work with the Commission so that we can get answers to each and ...
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