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askari

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

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Was shot dead by a Vlakplaas askari at a taxi rank at the Barangwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, on an unspecified date between 1982 and 1986. Mr Mafuna was allegedly a former askari who had defected and was thus targeted for killing. The perpetrator was granted amnesty (AC/2000/231).
... by SADF Special Forces on 30 January 1981. He was handed over to members of the Security Branch, who tried unsuccessfully to recruit him as an askari. When all attempts failed, Vlakplaas operatives took him to a spot near Komatipoort, Transvaal, where he was shot dead and his body burnt. The ...
An ANC supporter who was shot dead at a taxi rank in Durban, allegedly by a named askari and Security Police members, on 28 January 1991, after his return from exile.
... and then necklaced to death by a group of ANC supporters at Mangwani, Cape, during 1990. Mr Nondumo was suspected of associating with a askari and engaging in other anti-ANC activities. The Chairperson of the local Youth Congress was granted amnesty for his role in the kidnapping ...
An askari who died while being severely assaulted and suffocated with a rubber tube at Vlakplaas during 1989, after he had allegedly been absent without leave and had lost his firearm. His body was buried in an unmarked grave at on the farm. Ten Vlakplaas operatives were granted amnesty for the ...
A COSAS member who was killed in an entrapment operation in Kagiso, Transvaal, on 15 February 1982. An askari purporting to be an MK operative offered to train him and three other COSAS members in the use of hand grenades. Once inside the venue (the pumphouse of an abandoned mine), explosives were ...
An askari who was shot dead on 20 July 1990 near Brits, Pretoria, by fellow Vlakplaas operatives. The applicants testified that they feared Mr Ngqulunga would expose the activities of Vlakplaas . Seven Vlakplaas operatives were granted amnesty for the operation (AC/2001/062).
A MK operative who was captured by members of the SAP in Vryheid, Natal, on 8 January 1988 while trying to enter the country. He was severely tortured, forced to become an askari and taken to Vlakplaas.
... in 1982. Under threat of death, Mr Ndimene eventually acceded to SADF demands to become a member of their special forces. He served in Operation Askari in Mozambique and in SADF 5 Recce battalion. Mr Ndimene and a friend tried unsuccessfully to escape from the 5 Recce base at Elephant River, ...
A former student activist who was abducted, shot and killed by a member of the Transkei Security Branch and a group of Vlakplaas askaris at Cala, Transkei, on 24 September 1985. The commander of Vlakplaas and an askari were granted amnesty for the incident, while the Transkei Security Branch member ...
Was abducted from Witbank, Tvl, on 16 July 1987 by a Northern Transvaal Security Branch askari purporting to be an MK operative. He and two others were taken to the Portland Cement mine near Pienaarsrivier, where they were tortured during interrogation and then killed by electric shock. Their ...
A COSAS member who was detained for 18 months from 25 June 1985 and forced to make a statement against his ‘comrades’ in Benoni, Transvaal . He was hunted by police after his ‘comrades’ were blown up by booby-trapped hand grenades provided by a named Vlakplaas askari.
An askari who was abducted, severely assaulted and shot dead by Vlakplaas and Port Natal Security Branch operatives at Greytown, Natal, on 29 January 1991. The operatives alleged that he had become a security risk. Three Port Natal Security Branch operatives, including the divisional commander, and ...
Was abducted, interrogated and tortured by Security Branch operatives in Pretoria during June 1988. His abductors, who suspected him of being an MK operative, used the ‘tubing’ method of torture (suffocation using a rubber tube). An askari was granted amnesty (AC/2000/229).
An askari who was killed with three Eastern Cape Security Branch operatives in the Motherwell car bomb explosion, Port Elizabeth, on 14 December 1989, in a joint operation by the Eastern Cape Security Branch and Security Branch headquarters. Two operatives from the Eastern Cape Security Branch and ...
... first to Onverwacht, Transvaal, then to the Elandskop farm, near Pietermaritzburg, and interrogated at both places. After refusing to become an askari, Ms Ndwandwe was shot in the head and buried in an unmarked grave on the farm. Her fate remained unknown until amnesty applications were filed ...
Was one of the ten activists from Mamelodi, Pretoria, recruited during the state of emergency by a named askari for ANC military training in Botswana. Near Nietverdiend, the youths were forcibly injected with sedatives or some other chemical substance and were burnt to death when the vehicle was ...
An MK operative who died on the way to hospital after being shot in the head in Mofolo, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 17 December 1982 by a named askari who accused him of being a ‘terrorist’ in possession of an AK47. The perpetrator was acquitted on a murder charge.
members of the Soweto Security Branch in February 1982. He was brought to South Africa and severely tortured in captivity. He subsequently became an askari. Members of the Soweto Security Branch were granted amnesty for Mr Lengene’s abduction (AC/2001/228). Mr Lengene died before that amnesty ...
Was shot and burnt to death by Vlakplaas operatives during July 1986. He was lured to KwaNdebele by an askari with promises of joining the ANC in exile but instead he and two other activists were killed.
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