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

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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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
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.
... ‘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 ...
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