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APLA attacks

Explanation
During the early 1990s, the PAC proclaimed a military strategy of a 'protracted people's war', which involved the infiltration of APLA guerrillas into the country to conduct rural guerrilla warfare. The initial targets of such attacks were members of the security forces and white farmers who were perceived to be the frontline of defence for the former apartheid government. A 'repossession unit' was also set up, in which APLA cells conducted armed robberies on the instructions of the APLA High Command to raise funds andor obtain weapons and vehicles to enable APLA to carry out its military strategy. Civilians were killed or injured in many of these robberies. In 1993, attacks on civilians increased sharply with a series of high-profile attacks by APLA cadres on public places, including restaurants, hotels and bars, in urban areas. These were usually, but not always, places frequented by white civilians. The PAC/APLA claimed that the attacks were not racist in character, but directed against the apartheid government as all whites, according to the PAC, were complicit in the policy of apartheid. The 1993 attack on the St James' Church, Kenilworth, Cape Town, produced the highest number of casualties, with 11 people dead and 58 injured.

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... by members of the then PAC Regional Executive Committee, namely Theo Mabusela, Michael Siyolo and Richard Madala. These people knew that they were APLA soldiers in Cape Town to carry out certain operations but, they were not aware of when or where these operations ...
It was accepted that the actions of people like Peter Mokaba were the cause of the attacks on farmers and elderly people and the murders of such people. I hence believed that each of these criminals were members of the ANC, PAC and APLA, they had to pay for the murders.
Now the understanding there, Mr Chairman, with respect, is that there was a structure in place where APLA being the armed wing of the PAC would give military voice to the political decisions of the command structures, of the political leaders. And as we've heard in other matters like the ...
area. At the time of the spate of attacks the applicants were deployed at Sterkspruit under the command of Happy Letlapa Mphahlele, a member of the APLA High Command. Their Regional Commander was "Ace" Masitolo whose full names and further particulars are unknown to the ...
ADV BEMBRIDGE: Well, clearlyhe wouldn't have authority to authorise attacks which were not in accordancewith PAC and APLA policy at the time.
... they were in regard to how repossessions were being carried out and how their offensive attacks were being carried out, at this point the APLA High Command should be able to look back and know what was going on then. Socially in regard to the application that Mr Moti is bringing, even ...
"Adam Eric Gavusa said APLA claimed responsibility. MK responsible for Bisho car bomb attack but we don't have any reason to bomb golf clubs and restaurants. MK Adam and MK Bushi (Petrus Vantju) involved with attacks of 18.12.92"
alleged operatives of the Azanian Peoples Liberation Army. PAC President, Clarence Makwetu, told a Johannesburg press conference yesterday that the APLA leadership had begun informing cadres throughout the country of the ...
... Settlers. Then they decided that they are going maybe to, they started after 1993 that started 1992 if you recall a lot of some operation of which APLA was involved in ...
"I want to add comrade Chairman, that during this time when our people were being killed in the townships, members of APLA, those commanders who were inside the country were very angry, to the extent that they thought that maybe our people will say that they are not protecting them properly or ...
MR PRIOR: It's clear to me from your evidence and from your affidavit that the Director of operations of APLA had given clear instructions what your targets were to be for future attacks during 1992. Is that correct?
2A itself as MK and to a lesser extent APLA's armed attacks increased.
to assist APLA in it's attacks on these farms.
MR DOLO: And also on the 27th. The one of Yeoville was known even prior those attacks, but it was also added now as part of this campaign but the APLA to respond to this aggression. That's how I acted.
MR VAN RENSBERG: Was it part of APLA's policyat the time, by carrying out these attacks, to persuade or put pressure on thegovernment of the day, to take farms away from the white farmers and give itto the blacks?
... these attacks were necessary? Don't you see that the negotiation would have gone the same way, would probably have gone the same way, without the APLA ...
MR PRIOR: You see, why I ask you that, it seems out of all the APLA matters that I'm aware of and this is a very general question, your operations in that area seem to be the only operations that targeted a specific community, a specific business community unlike the other attacks which seem to ...
... regard to the question posed by the honourable legal rep there I still want to maintain that the Great Storm was just a declaration decided upon by Apla's military commission which included the political leadership of the PAC, and that is both political leadership and military leadership of Apla. ...
I understand about PASO and the PAC. That's fine. Do you know whether those attacks were actually APLA attacks, the one that you were arrested for? --- I do not know. They just picked us.
were attacks in trains, there were attacks in Boipatong, Sebokeng, around Sebokeng. Black people were killed like flies. Then the understanding of Apla was that Africans were not killing each other as it was purported to be believed. The Africans were killed by people who were hired by Whites ...
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