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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.

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... been authorised by Officers in higher command or in some instances were authorised or condoned by politicians like the bombing of COSATU House and Khotso House, led to a growing perception that the deeds met with the approval of the government. In certain instances, members of the Security ...
been authorised by officers in higher command or in some instances, were authorised or condoned by politicians, like the bombing of Cosatu House and Khotso House, led to a growing perception that the deeds met with the approval of the government. In certain instances members of the security ...
... presumptions seen from their perspective of what I said or did and you will recall, Mr Chairman, there was after the COSATU bombing and the Khotso House bombing there were meetings, there were medals as was again in the London bomb the case, medals were distributed, they were ...
... been authorised by officers in higher command or in some instances, were authorised or condoned by politicians like the bombing of Cosatu House and Khotso House, led to a growing perception that the deeds met with the approval of the government. In certain instances members of the Security ...
... authorisation to use bombs and hand grenades and in some instances, were authorised or condoned by politicians like the bombing of Cosatu House and Khotso House, led to a growing perception that the deeds met with the approval of the government. In certain instances members of the security ...
CHAIRPERSON: He’s taking collective responsibility for the bombing of Khotso House and Cosatu House long after he had left the police force.
... Dozens of frame-ups had taken place, implicating even the Minister, Vlok had been involved in the fabrication of Shirley Gunn, the bombing of Khotso House, so illegal detention in the scale of horror was petty, nothing and as we know over the negotiations process, we had to negotiate not ...
go through this as it showed a response, which was positive and overwhelming for many of our donor partners. There were police raids, no only in Khotso House, but in homes of many of our staff members, our supporters, many of our church leaders. Constantly people were being detained, ...
... been authorised by officers in higher command or in some instances were authorised or condoned by politicians, like the bombing of Cosatu House and Khotso House, led to a growing perception that the deeds met with the approval of the ...
MR MALAN: You're aware that they applied for amnesty for the bombing of Cosatu House and Khotso House?
CROSS-EXAMINATION BY ADV MPSHE: I have one question, Chairperson. Mr Baker, could you tell us how long it was after the Khotso House bombing that Mr Vlok visited Vlakplaas, was it soon after?
... Vlok and Johannes Velde van der Merwe, presented tot he amnesty Committee, during the amnesty hearings in regard to the bombing of Cosatu House, Khotso House and the Cry Freedom incidents, and you also wish to incorporate their views and their evidence regarding the political background in ...
MR ZUMA: Chairperson you know it's interesting that until we all got to know who were responsible for the bombing of Khotso House the powers that then were were blaming it all on the ANC, and assuming they hadn't come forward one Shelley Gunn would be behind bars maybe still today though she was ...
... it in the Kondile case to General Erasmus, no act existed at the time which authorised any policemen to kill Mr Kondile. Now in the matter of the Khotso House bombing, Mr Chairman, there is a part of the judgment which deals very specifically for the first time, with the wording of sub-section ...
... been authorised by officers in high command or in some instances were authorised or condoned by politicians like the bombing of Cosatu House and Khotso House, led to a growing perception that the deeds met with the approval of the Government. In certain instances, members of the Security ...
page 247. As set out at page 261, you apply for amnesty for damage flowing from the, and any other offence or delict flowing from the explosion at Khotso House, is that ...
... the degree to which he was, or was not, informed about operational activities such as those involving Vlakplaas operations and the bombing of Khotso House. I have no reason to believe that he was party to anything more than that in respect of which he has applied for amnesty. ...
The second agenda, let's call it your illegal covert actions, would be internal actions like the bombing of COSATU House and Khotso House and cross border operations for example in Botswana and Swaziland.
... a little bit of grey areas as to what constituted a gross human rights violation and what not. We've got P W Botha who said that his bombing of Khotso House was a gross human rights violation because nobody was killed, but it was the most devilish operation Your Honour. It was right opposite ...
MR CORNELIUS: You were not present during the Khotso House bombing but he gave evidence there and said that, and his words were, if his orders were not carried out
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