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Azanian People's Liberation army, military wing of the PAC, formed in 1967

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... Hermans [AM7581/97], Mr Lungile Mazwi [AM5203/97] and Mr Mlulamisi Maxhayi [AM7207/97], in connection with this attack. Attacks on soft targets: APLA’s ‘Operation Great Storm’: 1991–94 403 From late 1991 until the elections in April 1994, APLA, the armed wing of the PAC, claimed ...
The Crazy Beat Disco attack 157. Ms Gerbrecht van Wyk was shot dead and at least two other people were injured when APLA operatives fired shots through an iron grid at the entrance to the Crazy Beat Disco club in Newcastle, Natal, on 14 February 1994. 158. APLA members Walter Falibango Thanda ...
system in Umlazi. He named six other right-wingers whom he alleges to have been party to the poisoning. Resistance and revolutionary groupings PAC/APLA 443 Three cases of PAC/APLA violence were referred to the Commission. 444 APLA member Nboba Mgengo [AM6386/97] applied for amnesty in ...
Ambush on a police vehicle at Diepkloof 65. On 28 May 1993, APLA member Phila Martin Dolo [AM3485/96] commanded an APLA unit that attacked a police vehicle in Diepkloof near Johannesburg. One police officer, Constable Jacob Hlomela Mabaso, was killed and Sergeant Edward Nelushi was injured. 66. At ...
... the strike by teachers in the Western Cape who were demanding recognition for the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU); the struggles of APLA for the return of the land to the African people, and the fact that APLA had declared 1993 as the ‘Year of the Great Storm’. Reference was ...
Attack on the Steaks Restaurant in Claremont 99. An APLA unit opened fire on the Steaks Restaurant in Claremont, Cape Town, on 26 December 1992, injuring five people. Mr Malcolm Visser, the owner of the restaurant, was the only victim to be seriously wounded. 100. Amnesty applicant Mr Andile ...
Links to the Transkei 421 Operations in the Western Cape had strong links to APLA structures in the Transkei, which was clearly an important operational platform from which attacks could be launched. Weaponry was also sourced from Transkei security forces. For example, the hand grenades used in ...
Raids 78 On 8 October 1993, five sleeping youths including two twelve-year-old children were shot dead in a SADF raid on an alleged APLA base at the Mpendulo residence in the Northcrest suburb of Umtata. A press statement released by the then Minister of Defence HJ ‘Kobie’ Coetsee a week ...
Heidelberg Tavern 412 In the early minutes of 31 December 1993, three women were killed and six people injured when two APLA operatives walked into the Heidelberg Tavern in Observatory and fired at patrons, while other operatives waited in the car outside. The attackers also threw a hand grenade ...
... Most of these attacks took place between 1991 and 1994 and formed part of the PAC’s ‘Operation Great Storm’. In this campaign, the targets of APLA attacks were, on the one hand, white-owned farms in the Orange Free State, the Eastern Cape and areas bordering the Transkei and, on the other, ...
... Palm, in the attack. He told the applicants that the irony of his daughter’s death was that she was not a white person: I say to the PAC and APLA and to the applicants, you killed the wrong person. Rolande was also joined in the struggle against the injustice for the apartheid system ...
... amnesty applications for the killing of three individuals suspected of collaborating with the security police. In one instance, a fellow PAC and APLA member was seen in the company of a police officer and was allegedly overheard talking to him and promising to report on a PAC meeting. He was ...
... him. 257. The Amnesty Committee was not satisfied that the applicant’s actions were aimed at furthering the political struggle and objectives of APLA and the PAC; they were more probably inspired by a personal motive of improving the conditions of his incarceration whilst awaiting trial. ...
... force members 358 There were various attacks on police during this period. While this type of attack fell within the stated policies of the APLA at the time, not all were carried out by APLA members. Some of the attacks were part of the conflicts between the Ciskei authorities and the ANC ...
1993 An APLA commander declares 1993 ‘The Year of the Great Storm’. APLA operatives carry out several attacks on restaurants, churches, farms and pubs, killing mainly white civilians. In March, APLA attacks the Yellowwoods Hotel in Fort Beaufort and a Baha’i church service in Mdantsane, ...
... have done. Only God can forgive you for that … (Cape Town hearing, 9 July 1997.) 128. The Amnesty Committee accepted that the applicants were APLA members. It found no evidence to suggest that Nonxuba did not command the operation; nor that the applicants had themselves selected St James’ ...
Attack on a PEP Store at Botshabelo 43. On 17 February 1992, a three-person APLA unit robbed a Pep Store in Botshabelo near Bloemfontein. Although one of the attackers was armed, no violence was used in the actual robbery. After the operation, the armed APLA member became involved in a shoot-out ...
... which they sought amnesty. 11. At a meeting with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (the Commission) in January 1998, representatives of the APLA High Command expressed the organisation ’s reservations about the amnesty process. The meeting ended, h o w ever, with an agreement that ...
although he did not see what happened, the commanders of the other two groups told him that the police had started the shooting. He testified that APLA had a standing rule that, if a target d rew a firearm, operatives were to open fire immediately and not wait to be killed. 58. An amount of R500 ...
... fact that the victims in most cases were innocent civilians who were unarmed. 77. The findings that the Commission made in respect of the PAC and APLA in regard to attacks on civilians must stand. Farmers as ‘legitimate’ targets 78. The Commission made findings against the PAC and APLA for ...
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