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PEBCO Three

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Sipho Hashe, Champion Galela and Qaqawuli Godolozi, members of the Port Elizabeth Black Civic Organisation (PEBCO), an affiliate of the UDF, were abducted on 8 May 1985 by members of the Port Elizabeth Security Branch, taken to Post Chalmers and killed. Their bodies were subsequently thrown into the Fish River. Askaris from the Vlakplaas unit assisted in the operation.

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The first segment of this episode reports on the amnesty hearings of policemen responsible for the abduction and killing of the Pebco Three (held in Port Elizabeth, 3 to 13 November 1997). The Special Report provides background to the Port Elizabeth Black Civic Organisation (Pebco) including ...
... TRC's Human Rights Violation (HRV) Committee, held in East London between April the 15th and 19th.. Segments include testimonies by widows of the Pebco Three and Cradock Four (activists who were abducted and murdered by security forces in the mid 1980s), including an introductory profile of ...
... former senior policemen applying for amnesty, Roelf Venter, delivered his testimony this week but provided no new information on the killing of the Pebco Three. ...
Fourteen years ago three Eastern Cape activists known as the Pebco three were killed at a deserted former police station near Cradock. It is one of the most gruesome we have heard in two years of amnesty applications. This week, Joe Mamasela, self confessed multiple murderer and ex askari from ...
There are remarkable similarities between the cases of Mtimkulu, and that of the Pebco Three. Sipho Hashe, Qaqawuli Godolozi and Champion Galela, activists and members of the Port Elizabeth Black Civics Organisation were lured to the HF Verwoerd Airport on a night in May 1985 by a phone call from ...
... the amnesty application of former policemen connected to the deaths of activists Steve Biko, Siphiwo Mtimkulu, Topsy Madaka, Sizwe Kondile, the Pebco Three and the Cradock Four. It includes coverage of a commemoration ceremony by relatives of Siphiwo Mtimkulu, Topsy Madaka, Sipho Hashe, ...
The first segment of this episode reports on the amnesty hearings of policemen responsible for the abduction and killing of the Pebco three that continued in Port Elizabeth this week (3 to 13 November). Convicted killer Gideon Niewoudt and Vlakplaas askaris Joe Mamasela, Kimpani Mogoai and Johannes ...
... a profile of Truth Commissioner Rev. Khoza Mgojo and the final segment reports on the amnesty hearings into the abductions and murders of the Pebco Three (held in Port Elizabeth 9 to 12 March). State witness Joe Mamasela was the last witness to give evidence at the hearing, this week and ...
This policeman will tell in chilling detail how he helped murder the husbands of three of the widows who gave evidence this week. They said they would only be able to make peace with their loss once they knew how their husbands had died and who had killed them. Let’s listen to their stories.
The PEBCO three: Widows’ testimonies, Joe Mamasela’s evidence
Port Elizabeth amnesty hearing: Pebco Three
Amnesty applications of former policemen covering the killing of Steve Biko, Siphiwo Mtimkulu, Topsy Madaka, Sizwe Kondile, the Pebco Three and the Cradock Four
On Gideon Niewoudt, implicated in PEBCO three and Cradock four cases, and in torture of Siphiwe Mtimkulu
Amnesty applicant Roelf Venter and the deaths of the Pebco three
Amnesty hearing, Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape Security policemen for the murders of the Pebco Three
... Port Elizabeth security police, we were briefed by the security police of Port Elizabeth to a certain extent that a certain Botha was phoned by the Pebco Three and they wanted some financial help from him. And this Botha reassured them that he will contact his British contact, a certain Mr. ...
There were high expectations that the disappearance of the three Port Elizabeth activists known as the Pebco three would finally be resolved this week. It did not happen. Col Roelf Venter, a former Vlakplaas officer only admitted to being part of the abduction of the men.
... Policemen Harold Snyman, Hermanus du Plessis, Johan van Zyl, Gideon Niewoudt and Gerhardus Lotz are asking for amnesty for the murder of the Pebco Three. Vlakplaas operatives Roelf Venter, Gert Beeslaar, Kimpani Mogoai and Johannes Koole are applying for their ...
... 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 are still pending, but the ...
Two men dominated this week’s amnesty hearing into the 1985 murders of the Port Elizabeth leaders known as the Pebco Three. The Centenary Hall in New Brighton was cramped daily by residents and activists who came to hear security policemen Gideon Niewoudt and Vlakplaas askari Joe Mamasela speak ...
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