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Cradock Four

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Four Eastern Cape UDF activists were abducted and assassinated by members of the security police on 27 June 1985 as they drove back to Cradock from a meeting in Port Elizabeth. The four were Matthew Goniwe, Sparrow Mkonto and Fort Calata from Cradock, and Sicelo Mhlauli from Oudtshoorn. Before their deaths, all had been frequently detained, tortured and harassed by the police. Their deaths sparked a national outcry and resulted in street protests in many regions across the country.

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... Violation (HRV) Committee, held in East London between April the 15th and 19th.. Segments include testimonies by widows of the Pebco Three and Cradock Four (activists who were abducted and murdered by security forces in the mid 1980s), including an introductory profile of former Vlakplaas ...
... at two inquests into the murders of Matthew Goniwe, prominent Cradock activist and teacher, Sparrow Mkonto, Fort Calata and Sicelo Mhlauli. The Cradock Four disappeared in June 1985 while travelling between Cradock and Port Elizabeth. Their burnt bodies were found near St George’s Beach. ...
... and disclosed the elaborate cover-up they created. The second segment reports on the amnesty hearings of the policemen responsible for killing the Cradock Four, held in Port Elizabeth (23 February to 3 March). The segment includes interviews with the deceased?s relatives, who do not believe the ...
... of former policemen connected to the deaths of activists Steve Biko, Siphiwo Mtimkulu, Topsy Madaka, Sizwe Kondile, the Pebco Three and the Cradock Four. It includes coverage of a commemoration ceremony by relatives of Siphiwo Mtimkulu, Topsy Madaka, Sipho Hashe, Qaquwuli Godolozi and ...
... witness protection team, including interviews with members from the team and with witnesses under protection. It further covers the HRV hearings in Cradock (10 to 12 February) and includes testimonies from a former student of Matthew Goniwe, Xolile Ntozini; and Mxolisi Mgoboza and Thembinkosi ...
two companions. But in the Truth Commission this week, Col. Niewoudt’s name was also linked to another well-known Eastern Cape murder mystery: the Cradock Four. Matthew Goniwe, Fort Calata, Sparrow Mkhonto and Sicelo Mhlauli were the leaders of the Cradock ratepayers’ association, like PEBCO ...
... members in what appeared to be a retaliatory attack. The second segment reports on the amnesty hearings of policemen responsible for killing the Cradock Four that continued in PE this week (23 February to 3 March). Applicants gave more detailed descriptions of the men?s deaths, however their ...
Justice … OK it’s very difficult. Well a lot of harm was done to Cradock. He wasn’t just my father, but he was the father of Cradock. They were actually the fathers of Cradock. Justice to me would certainly not be justice to Cradock as a whole, but I would like the people who have killed them ...
TRC hearings, Cradock
The CRADOCK FOUR: Widow’s testimonies
PE amnesty hearing: Killing of the Cradock Four
a way one cannot speak about the Eastern Cape, that axis of eighties resistance, without resurrecting the name of the late Matthew Goniwe. Father of Cradock and founder of the United Democratic Front in the region Goniwe’s impact resonated throughout the hearings held in his hometown this week. ...
On Gideon Niewoudt, implicated in PEBCO three and Cradock four cases, and in torture of Siphiwe Mtimkulu
Amnesty hearing, Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape security policemen for killing of the Cradock Four
Amnesty applications of former policemen covering the killing of Steve Biko, Siphiwo Mtimkulu, Topsy Madaka, Sizwe Kondile, the Pebco Three and the Cradock Four
... alive again. Their mutilated, charred corpses were discovered days later in three different places along the Eastern Cape coastline. Who killed the Cradock Four? The Special Report has been asking that question since our very first broadcast in April 1996 when we showed their widows testifying ...
‘Ambush and Killing: Cradock 4’ // ‘Vernietig,’ destroy, ‘opspoor en vernietig,’ track down and destroy, ‘houvas breek,’ break their grip.
The sleepy Karoo town of Cradock is unique. From the mid 1980s it became the centre of rural resistance in the Eastern Cape. This week the Truth Commission made its way there to relive stories of murder and torture rigged on ordinary but militant communities by the state.
... Niewoudt. He has applied for amnesty for his role in the car bomb that killed three policemen in Motherwell, the murders of the Pebco Three, the Cradock Four, Siphiwo Mtimkulu, Topsy Mdaka and Steven Bantu Biko. The judgements in all these cases are still pending, but the amnesty committee has ...
Dorothy is the eldest daughter of the late Fort Calata, one of the four murdered activists known as the Cradock Four. Humbulelo is the late Matthew Goniwe’s nephew. They too do not regret their loss, but like the other families insist that the truth is one route to reconciliation.
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