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askari

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a former guerrilla 'turned' or recruited by the security forces

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... Committee in Pretoria (24 February to 7 March). Among the cases covered this week are the murders of Mafikeng bus driver Joe Tsele, Vlakplaas askari Brian Ngqulunga, MK commander Zweli Nyanda, ANC soldier Keith McFadden, Florence and Fabian Ribeiro and the torture of youth activist ...
... PAC or ANC, and we kill them. If we think they are useless, we kill them, but if we think we can arrest them we can arrest them and change them to askaris. // There was torture on a daily basis; there was killing on a daily basis. We just turned into political serial killers. We had no respect ...
... Cradock Four (activists who were abducted and murdered by security forces in the mid 1980s), including an introductory profile of former Vlakplaas askari Joe Mamasela. Former Eastern Cape policeman Gideon Niewoudt’s name is linked to the killing of the Pebco Three, Cradock Four and torture of ...
... of the policemen responsible for killing the Gugulethu Seven (held in Cape Town, 17 - 19 November 1997) and includes evidence from Vlakplaas askari Xola Frank Mbane, who was instructed to infiltrate the alleged ANC cell. The second segment gives some background about 'turned' ANC soldiers ...
Brigadier Jan van der Hofen has denied any complicity in the murder and said at the Harms Commission that he read about the murder in the newspaper. // Evidence was recently led in the Eugene de Kock case that he and his men killed the fourth member of the death squad. Brian Ngqulunga was shot dead ...
One of the most notorious askaris was Glory ‘September’ Sidebe. He aided the Vlakplaas operatives in capturing and killing MK cadres from Swaziland.
‘Post Chalmers Evening of 8 May 1985’ // His head was covered and his legs and hands were chained. Mr. Hashe then explained that he was not going to say anything. He would better die, it was better for him to die. // What happened further? // After a while he requested that he should be ...
The fourth teenager Zando Musi survived to tell the tale. Zando’s older brother, Mbulelo, had skipped the country in 1976 along with a close family friend known both as Ephraim and Francis. Mbulelo joined Umkhonto we Sizwe. When Ephraim turned up in Kagiso in the early eighties it was understood ...
On Monday morning the TRC leads the family of slain askari, Brian Ngqulunga to his gravesite at Vlakplaas, South Africa’s most notorious death farm. Ngqulunga was one of the black security policemen who lived and died in the dirty sinister world of Vlakplaas. He was part of the team that brutally ...
... Committee reconvened in Cape Town to hear testimony from this man, Xola Frank Mbane known as Jimmy. From 1984 to 1992 Mbane was a Vlakplaas based askari. He claims that his career spanned 40 missions; that he was responsible for at least ten killings and he also testified as Mr. X in a number ...
This amnesty hearing will continue at a later date when the askari who infiltrated the Gugulethu Seven cell, Jimmy Mbane, will testify. But it is interesting to note that the Cape security policemen like Dolf Odendaal and William Liebenberg have not applied for amnesty. One wonders if they will be ...
... overnight. They were removed from the outbuilding one by one for interrogation and this is where the story starts to diverge. Joe Mamasela, an askari who was involved in this operation, sings a completely different song to all the other amnesty applicants. He says the men were removed and ...
Vlakplaas, until recently the base of the police counter-insurgency unit. For 13 years Vlakplaas killed and assassinated anti-apartheid activists. In May 1985 an askari, a former ANC guerrilla that was turned by the security police, received an instruction from his commander.
... It is one of the most gruesome we have heard in two years of amnesty applications. This week, Joe Mamasela, self confessed multiple murderer and ex askari from Vlakplaas gave his version of events. He is the only one involved in the killing of the Pebco three who has not applied for amnesty ...
version of a clinical and clean execution. Somewhere between these extremes is the story told by two black operatives of the Vlakplaas squad. Former askari Kimpani Mogoai and policeman Johannes Koole are asking for amnesty for the abduction and assault of the Pebco Three. Their commander, Roelf ...
... that Phila was in actual fact a hero; I’m feeling very good about that, because we were misled as to, we were told that Phila turned to be an askari, which now we know that was not true. So, we are happy that we know that Phila is in this cemetery. Whenever we want to come and make contact ...
... to go and work at Fortis, at the head office and he didn’t want people to run away from him. Brian was a family friend; he was not just a fellow askari. He was more than that. He was a family friend, I knew him extremely well. You know, he was frail; he drank too much, the whole exposure into ...
... ‘Bohlokho’ means pain and for the Moema family, as painful as his death, is the fact that his honour is tainted, that he is referred to as an askari, as an ANC cadre who willingly walked to the other side. In truth he, together with the brothers Johannes and Chris Mnisi, were on a mission ...
... Soweto youngster, Lolo Sono sat in the audience. So too did the mother of Stompie Seipei. This time they were joined by the family of murdered askari, Johannes Themba Mabotha, who it was claimed was Winnie’s lover. The former commander of Vlakplaas, Eugene de Kock, who described Winnie as ...
In my opinion an askari is a racist derogatory term, because it’s used to denote only captured ANC, PAC cadres who tend to become South African Police but only black ones. // There came this guy in the name of Eugene de Kock, the one who told me first it’s either you cooperate or you die. Then ...
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