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Bonteheuwel Military Wing

Explanation
A semi-formal clandestine group of mainly teenagers and school pupils who engaged in militant protest actions in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town.

... in Sebokeng and the 17 June 1991 Boipatong massacre. The security forces were implicated in both incidents. The following segment deals with the Bonteheuwel Military Wing, an anti-apartheid self defence unit from Bonteheuwel on the Cape Flats, the deaths of MK soldiers Anton Fransch and Ashley ...
The Bonteheuwel Military Wing (BMW)
... for taking that decision, who were detained, tortured and betrayed and who today carry their scars within. Moegamat Williams was a member of the Bonteheuwel Military Wing, (BMW) a grouping involved in semi-military operations on the Cape ...
... fought the police and the state in a head on battle. In the 80s Bonteheuwel responded to ever increasing police action against them by forming the Bonteheuwel Military Wing, a self defence unit drawn mainly from school children, many of whom were on the run from ...
... fought the police and the state in a head on battle. In the 80s Bonteheuwel responded to ever increasing police action against them by forming the Bonteheuwel Military Wing, a self defence unit drawn mainly from school children, many of whom were on the run from ...
…because people wanted to make war, they’re fighting us. We were only SRC students, students speaking out, and now they were fighting us. So we had to retaliate. BMW was the Youth League of MK; we were the ones who did the fighting in Bonteheuwel.
…because people wanted to make war, they’re fighting us. We were only SRC students, students speaking out, and now they were fighting us. So we had to retaliate. BMW was the Youth League of MK; we were the ones who did the fighting in Bonteheuwel.
... Bonteheuwel on the Cape Flats became known for its militancy and open confrontation with police. It produced its own armed unit, known as the Bonteheuwel Military Wing as well as many well known MK cadres. But Bonteheuwel paid a high price for this. Many lives were destroyed or lost. ...
... Bonteheuwel on the Cape Flats became known for its militancy and open confrontation with police. It produced its own armed unit, known as the Bonteheuwel Military Wing as well as many well known MK cadres. But Bonteheuwel paid a high price for this. Many lives were destroyed or lost. ...
The Bonteheuwel Military Wing started precisely because we needed to respond to the manner in which the state operated. We needed to one, defend ourselves, defend our community, because it appeared as if our community were under siege. We had a situation where there were, police put patrols – and ...
Sandra Adonis and her late husband, Jacques were both student activists who joined the Bonteheuwel Military Wing. They were constantly on the run. Jacques was detained for nine months and very badly tortured. It changed both their lives. // My life started being a mess. My husband was quite … he ...
The Bonteheuwel Military Wing started precisely because we needed to respond to the manner in which the state operated. We needed to one, defend ourselves, defend our community, because it appeared as if our community were under siege. We had a situation where there were, police put patrols – and ...
 
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