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Operation Katzen

Explanation
In 1986, the SADF set up a clandestine operation to overthrow the existing homeland governments of Ciskei and Transkei and establish a regional resistance movement ( Iliso Lomzi ) to counter the influence of the ANC and UDF in the region. Co-ordinated at Defence Headquarters in Pretoria, Operation Katzen was only partially implemented. Its included a successful jailbreak, abductions and an abortive attempt to abduct or kill Lennox Sebe.

... Black areas as orchestrated by the then National Party Government as contained in these files; Indoctrination of the Black communities; brief on Operation Katzen; Political gains to the National Party Government; Destabilisation of Transkei by South African Government; Operation Abbot; ...
... detail later and we have seen through amnesty hearings and other documents that have come to light that similar actions were carried out by DST's Operation Katzen in the Eastern Cape; and operations of the SADF's Special Forces, the CCB and the SAP's C10 Unit or Vlakplaas and C4, Trewitts, ...
Now this plan does have annexures that the other plan did not contain. Now here you will see that we here refer to Operation Katzen. That is why there is OP given there, it's Operation and it had a name, Katzen. We referred to it yesterday. Paragraph 1 and 2 on 113 is new. That gives an ...
It is evident from the Katzen file that Putter and Geldenhuys were kept informed of developments as part of their line functions, as they were in Operation Marion.
EXAMINATION BY MR AVENANT: Thank you Chair. Gen Griebenauw, you are the applicant in this matter, and you are applying for amnesty in respect of your participation in Operation Katzen.
MR HOLE: And you also make mention of an operation, which you call Operation Katzen.
A translation of the document in which what was called the "main plan" for Operation Katzen accompanies this submission (appendix 12)
Operation Katzen was formulated during 1986. At that time Christoffel Pierre van der Westhuizen ("the 1st Applicant") was a member of the South African Defence Force ("the SADF") holding the rank of brigadier. He was the Commander of the Eastern Province Command, having been appointed to that ...
are portions which relate to times or periods when I wasn't involved or I had already left, but as far as I am concerned, it is a correct version of Operation Katzen, or Plan Katzen and the circumstances surrounding ...
... Command made a suggestion to the Chief of the SA Army as to how to stabilize and normalize the situation. This appreciation became known as Operation KATZEN. The SADF started with the implementation of this project, but in October 1987 the Minister of Defence instructed the CSADF to ...
CHAIRPERSON: Yes, we heard about it last week, it was started off by Operation Katzen in which Mr Charles Sebe played a role. In fact the reason why he was in Transkei when you met him, was because he had been freed from prison. This was after the stop of Katzen, but he had been freed from - ...
Operation Katzen: A "Xhosa Resistance Movement"
... training of a group of Transkei defence force special forces' members, the overthrow of Lennox Sebe and the elimination of certain key individuals. Operation Katzen, as it was known, involved the paramilitary training of a group of persons in offensive actions and in the use of sophisticated ...
3. Did any structures of the SSC or Cabinet authorise Operation Katzen? Why did the Minister of Defence terminate Katzen in October 1987? Did any unauthorised or illegal actions take place during this operation?
CATHOLIC CENTRE, EAST LONDON GEN CHRISTOFFEL PIERRE VAN DER WESTHUIZEN OPERATION KATZEN
 
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