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askari

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

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... Detection or Tracing Unit in the mid-1980s. The unit was headed by then Major Andrew ‘Andy’ Russell Cavill Taylor and established a significant askari base, drawing additionally on the resources of the Pietermaritzburg-based Natal Security Branch and operating throughout the province. Most ...
... bag [see AM3770/96]. 66 Former security policeman Andy Taylor informed Warrant Officer Tjaart Fourie of the Security Branch that one of his askaris had been involved in a shooting incident, and instructed him to go to the scene and give assistance. Fourie took a Russian grenade to plant ...
... home and asked for him. She was later informed that her son had been kidnapped and brought back to South Africa, where he was forced to become an askari, and was later killed. 437 Dirk Coetzee stated that Brigadier Willem Schoon, fearing that Dlamini would return to the ANC, decided he should ...
1980–1989 340 By 1981, Dlamini’s loyalty as an askari was in doubt. So too was that of Mr Vuyani Mavuso, an ANC guerrilla who had been abducted during the Special Forces raid on Matola in Mozambique on 30 January 1981. He and another ANC member, Mr Motidi Ntshekang (aka ‘Ghost’) and Mr ...
... HJP ‘Hentie’ Botha [AM4117/96], Captain Adrian David Baker [AM5284/97], Lieutenant Sam du Preez [AM4130/96], Sergeant LG Wasserman [AM4508/96], askari Jimmy Mbane and Sergeant CA “Cassie” van der Westhuizen [AM4388/96] applied for amnesty for the death of Ntombi Ngcobo (née Khubeka) in ...
... who applied for the killing of Ms Phila Portia Ndwandwe in October 1988 testified that they had spread a rumour that she had been recruited as an askari. Friends and family testifed that they had come to accept this painful fact and, following the disclosure of the facts surrounding her ...
... resulting in violations of human rights on a vast scale. 66 Protea was followed by Operations Daisy in 1981, Super and Meebos (1982), Phoenix and Askari (1983), Boswilger (1985), Modulêr and Hooper (1987–88), Packer and Displace (1988). Each of these was a smaller-scale version of Sceptic ...
The guerrilla who may have refused to be an askari In August 1987, police tried to kill guerrilla Stembele Zokwe outside Umtata; he survived and managed to get to hospital. A second attack followed, but apparently the presence of witnesses frightened off the attackers. On 12 January 1988, ...
... 269 Crafford says he believed that Tsele was responsible for arranging safe houses for ANC members. Cronjé, Hechter, Mamasela and another askari went to reconnoitre Tsele’s house to establish whether it was indeed being used as a safe house. Hechter added that, if their suspicions ...
... section below). 180 There were some revenge attacks on the police, clearly carried out by MK members. In 1990 Madliwa, the co-ordinator of the askari unit in East London and the man in charge of the February 1988 attack on Sangoni et al, was gunned down outside Mdantsane’s Cecilia Makiwane ...
... to the Commission suggests that the more likely fate of an abductee was to be either ‘persuaded’ to become security a force operative or askari or to be killed. 1960–1969 329 The earliest cases of cross-border abductions in this period date from the early 1960s when a number of ...
... involvement of the Vlakplaas unit in train violence, as well as the link between this unit and hostel residents. Mr Joe Mamasela, former Vlakplaas askari alleged in the New Nation in March 1997 that alleged train killers stayed at Eikenhof farm in the Vaal area. A statement by askari Mr Xola ...
... arrest ‘Mohammed’ as he had been. He was then held under section 29 for a further six months. On his release, Henry was accused of being an askari. The Commission has investigated these allegations and has found that he was not an askari. The security police regarded him as a ...
Samuel Mzuga Baloi from Welkom Mr Samuel Mzuga Baloi [KZN/ZJ/111/WE] was unarmed when he was executed by askaris acting under the command and control and with the approval of their commanders in the SAP. The official version of Baloi’s death on 22 February 1990, as reported in the newspapers, ...
... Committee (RMC). 254 The Commission received various accounts of who was responsible for this assassination. In a statement to the Commission, askari Jimmy Mbane says that askari Thabiso Sphamla confessed to him, while drunk, that he and three other askaris – Eric Maluleke, Peggy Hadebe ...
Entrapment Killing 380 Evidence before the Commission demonstrated that askaris were sent to infiltrate open structures of the mass movements, posing as MK operatives, and to identify potential recruits for military training. Such recruits were then killed, sometimes after being trained and ...
... attacks on the homes of policemen and informers. They also believed it possible that the group was in contact with MK structures. As a result, an askari attached to the SIU, Constable Moleke Peter Lengene, infiltrated SOYCO. 95. Constable Lengene supplied the group with AK47s, hand grenades and ...
... whom were thought to have left the country to join MK or the ANC in exile. In other cases, family members suspected that Security Branch members or askaris may have abducted them. The Commission’s Investigation Unit was able to solve a number of these cases, and in some instances succeeded in ...
... for incidents associated with7 2: • over seventy killings, of which twenty-six were committed outside South Africa, including five of askaris or ex-askaris; * nine abductions, three of which were committed outside South Africa; * sabotage of five buildings; * supply of weapons for ...
... Security Branch in Krugersdorp on 15 February 1982.37 The operation entailed detonating explosives in a pump-house on an abandoned mine where an askari, whom the youths believed to be an MK operative, had promised to give them basic military training. 82. The applicants were, by majority ...
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