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KwaMakhutha massacre

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On 21 January 1987, 13 people, mostly women and children, were killed when gunmen opened fire with AK47s on the home of UDF activist, Mr Bheki Ntuli, at KwaMakhutha, Amanzimtoti, near Durban. Mr Ntuli was not at home at the time. Twenty people, including the former Minister of Defence, General Magnus Malan, and the IFP leader, Mr MZ Khumalo, were acquitted in the Durban Supreme Court in 1996 for their part in an alleged conspiracy between former state structures and the IFP to carry out the attack. Two former IFP members were granted amnesty for their role in Operation Marion, in which the SADF MI's Special Tasks provided paramilitary training and support to the IFP in a joint effort to combat the revolutionary threat posed by the ANC.

The special feature on the KwaMakhutha massacre was supposed to be aired as Episode 44 of the Truth Commission Special Report, but owing to technical difficulties, it was never broadcast. Despite this, transcripts and other relevant information related to the massacre can be found on this product, ...
... massacre - when armed IFP soldiers attacked mourners during a memorial service for human rights lawyer Victoria Mxenge ? and the January 1987 KwaMakhutha massacre - implicating the SADF and IFP Caprivi trainees. A segment on the Amnesty Committee hearings held in Durban (12 to 14 August) ...
The January 21 1987 KwaMakhutha massacre
KwaMakhutha has become a name often heard on the news nowadays. But it is more than the name of a place or a court case. On January 21 1987, 13 people died during a vicious attack on the house of Victor Ntuli at KwaMakhutha near Amanzimtoti. Wednesday saw the unusual situation where the Truth ...
... the Truth Commission before the end of this year. The Special Report will throw more light on exactly this topic with a special documentary on the KwaMakhutha massacre next week. We’ll see you then, good ...
... When they came back to KwaZulu-Natal many of them became professional killers; they were responsible for hundreds of deaths, among these the KwaMakhutha massacre. This massacre led to a court case last year in which General Magnus Malan and 19 others were charged, but in the end the judge ...
... is our focus later on in this programme. Tonight we take you to KwaZulu-Natal where the Truth Commission and the Supreme Court concentrated on the KwaMakhutha massacre of 1987. But first, the Truth Commission hearings in the Eastern Cape on resistance and repression in the mid-eighties. By early ...
... prosecutors were grilled on exactly what their role was in the line of complicity that stretched from uniformed policemen to robed judge. ‘KwaMakhutha Massacre ACCUSED ...
If there was an UDF stronghold the Theloweni group will be taken because it knew the place very well. They know they targeted houses, which would be burnt, so when they arrived at night their task will be to throw petrol bombs and run away and the Caprivians will stay behind and they will shoot ...
 
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