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Gaborone raid

Explanation
On 14 June 1985, SADF Special Forces, together with members of the Security branch, launched a cross-border attack ANC targets in Gaborone, Botswana. Twelve people were killed and six wounded in the operation. Among those killed were eight South Africans, two Botswana nationals, a Somali and a Lesotho citizen. The ANC claimed that only five of those killed had links with the organisation.

Johannesburg, 20 to 23 January) where Dirk Coetzee gave testimony on the murder of one of their own agents, Isaac Moema, and on the 26 November 1981 Gaborone raid by the SADF. The episode ends with a segment on allegations of racial tension within the TRC that includes interviews with Truth ...
Botswana was a crucial country for the ANC’s armed struggle, but living there was extremely dangerous. In 1986 the SADF again attacked Gaborone. // In the early hours of this morning strike aircraft and helicopters of the South African Air Force as well as a ground unit attacked ANC facilities in ...
Gaborone Botswana June 1985’ // Their intelligence seems to have been least good in regard to Botswana where in a number of the raids they killed non South Africans and even some of the South Africans who were killed were not MK operatives, they were exiles, they were refugees, but mostly they ...
In 1988 the war came back to Gaborone. The SADF raid left people dead once again. // The four people killed in the raid were buried today. // This year the South African Defence Force made a submission to the Truth Commission acknowledging the Botswana raids. // The following external operations ...
George Phahle had worked as a courier for the ANC underground in Botswana. But the SADF raid was by no means as surgical as the SADF claimed. In his recent court case the former commander of Vlakplaas, Eugene de Kock testified that the commandoes involved in the raid were not able to bring back any ...
On the evening of 26 November 1981 a group of Vlakplaas men under command of Dirk Coetzee entered Botswana. Their aim was to kill ANC cadres Joyce Dipale, her husband Tieho Rola Masinga and anybody else in the Gaborone house who would, according to their intelligence, probably be ANC as well.
Good evening. Units of the South African Defence Force carried our raids on ANC targets in Gaborone, Botswana today. // Gen Viljoen told the news conference that the death toll included three trained women terrorists while two unidentified persons who fired on the South Africans from a vehicle ...
Good evening. Worldwide anger continues to grow in the wake of the commando raid on alleged ANC bases in the Botswana capital of Gaborone. Foreign minister, Minister Pik Botha said in September last year that the Botswana government had not been able to reach acceptable understanding with the South ...
 
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