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Motherwell car bomb

Explanation
Three police officers and an informer were killed when their car was blown up by fellow police officers in Motherwell, outside Port Elizabeth, during 1989, to prevent possible revelations of police involvement in the killing of the Cradock Four. The blast was initially thought to have been an MK operation, and it was alleged that the ANC had claimed responsibility for it. However, an investigation led to the trial and conviction of senior members of the SAP Security Branch.

... of this episode reports on this week?s amnesty hearings held in Port Elizabeth (29 September to 3 October 1997). Former policemen involved in the Motherwell car bomb - that killed three fellow Eastern Cape policemen - gave testimony, including former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock who ...
... security branch head in the Eastern Cape. Niewoudt is the man responsible for planting the explosives. In 1996 he was sentenced to 20 years for the Motherwell bombing. He is now out on bail. Eugene de Kock is the man head quarters called in to help Niewoudt eliminate the suspect policemen. De ...
of notorious Eastern Cape security policeman Gideon 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 ...
In his testimonies Sakkie van Zyl named three other men as those who actually carried out the murders, two of them were security policemen, WO Glen Mgoduka and Sgt Amos Faku, the third was an askari, Sheperd Shakati. All three were killed in a car bomb explosion at Motherwell in 1989.
... we start with the amnesty hearings in Port Elizabeth this past week. On 14 December 1989 three security policemen died in a car bomb explosion near Motherwell outside Port Elizabeth. The police blamed the ANC, but in 1996 five former security policemen were convicted for these murders; one of ...
... He has now applied for amnesty for the killing of the Pebco Three, Siphiwo Mtimkulu, Topsy Madaka, Steve Biko and four victims of his car bomb at Motherwell. He also asked for amnesty for assaulting Eastern Cape community leader, Mkhuseli Jack. This week the Truth Commission’s Amnesty ...
... was one of the Security Branch’s most trusted, powerful and efficient operatives. He said fraud was a major reason for the cover-up that was the Motherwell bomb. De Kock’s version differed from those of Van Rensburg and Niewoudt, in substance as well as tone. ...
... policemen are no longer here to tell their side of the story. They were killed by Lotz and others in a cover up that has become known as the Motherwell bomb. Perhaps the most serious casualty of this operation was the very law and order that these policemen claimed they were so desperate ...
... has often been hard to accept it has finally led us to discover the truth about many mysterious murders carried out by the security police. The Motherwell bomb attack, the killing of Matthew Goniwe and three others, known as the Cradock Four, Siphiwo Mtimkulu, Sizwe Kondile and the Pebco ...
 
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