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Khotso House bombing

Explanation
On 1 September 1988, Khotso House, the headquarters of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) and the UDF was damaged extensively by explosives set by members of the Security Branch. Twenty-three people were treated for shock. In October, Khanya House, the offices of the South African Bishops' Conference (SACBC) was damaged in an arson and limpet mine attack. Senior security force officers and Security Branch admitted to the Commission that they were ordered by either the then State President or senior members of the government to carry out the attacks.

... late 1980s De Kock said he was told that the order for the destruction of the building came from PW Botha himself. He was also ordered to destroy Khotso House. Before the operation, a senior police general told him they should kill any uniformed policemen who may interfere with their mission to ...
... der Merwe?s testimony at the amnesty hearing in Johannesburg reveals the line of command in incidents like ?Operation Zero Zero? and the bombing of Khotso house. One of five former senior policemen applying for amnesty, Roelf Venter, delivered his testimony this week but provided no new ...
Commissioner Johan van der Merwe also told the Truth Commission that the 1988 order to bomb Khotso House in Johannesburg originated in the state president’s office. // In 1988 the headquarters of the South African Council of Churches in Johannesburg was bombed. 18 people were injured and the ...
1990 Shirley Gunn, a former MK soldier, was detained with her 16 month old son, Harun, for 64 days. Their arrest concluded a nationwide hunt for the Khotso house bomber whom the police claimed was Shirley. A few months ago, former top police approached the Truth Commission and admitted ...
1990 Shirley Gunn, a former MK soldier, was detained with her 16 month old son, Harun, for 64 days. Their arrest concluded a nationwide hunt for the Khotso house bomber whom the police claimed was Shirley. A few months ago, former top police approached the Truth Commission and admitted ...
he was the man who destroyed the incriminating evidence. As De Kock’s immediate commanding officer, he must have known about the bombing of COSATU House and the arson at Khanya House, operations for which minister Adriaan Vlok personally congratulated the Vlakplaas unit. Engelbrecht had to know ...
Now, let’s get to the letter the lawyer of 22 former security policemen sent to Bishop Desmond Tutu. // Khotso House, 1988. For many years acts of violence like this was blamed on the ANC. // ‘Die ANC is ‘n barbaarse organisasie van moordenaars wat nie omgee vir die vernietiging van ...
During 1988 I received an instruction from mister Adriaan Vlok, then minister of law and order, to the effect that the building known as Khotso House was to be damaged by explosives to such an extent that it could no longer be utilized. According to mister Vlok this instruction had come from ...
... came to Vlakplaas. On one of these he came to thank C1, members from Soweto and Johannesburg for certain operations like the bombing of COSATU and Khotso House. I’ll never forget what he said that we, the police and the Afrikaner, will not surrender not in a thousand years. I remember a man ...
... we have been able to uncover the truth. You need just to think of say the Pebco Three; the sort of things that we now know. Or the bombing of Khotso House, or the Cradock Four and perhaps most heartrendingly you might refer to the exhumations of people who were killed secretly and buried ...
 
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