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people's war

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a popular national rebellion of both trained soldiers and ordinary civilians during the mid- to late 80s. The strategy, promoted by the ANC, involved integrating armed MK combatants with mass organisations inside South African townships, and rendering the townships ungovernable through attacks on the security forces and other representatives of the state.

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I don’t think anybody here, the general, myself, likes war. I’ve met very few military people who do. War is horrific and is best avoided, but does this mean that when war cannot be avoided that those who are involved are all equally evil or equally guilty?
... on the HRV Committee hearings held in Pietermaritzburg (18 to 21 November) where we hear testimonies from victims of the March 1990 Seven Day War in the greater Edendale Valley, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, during which nearly 200 people died and 200 000 were left homeless. It also includes ...
... for the soldiers who fought on both sides of the apartheid struggle. She specifically referred to the soldiers who fought the white government’s war in neigbouring states. Earlier this year we showed you a programme on the scars left on the soldiers who fought in South Africa’s dirty war in ...
... over the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. The Boers disagreed. On 11 October 1899 the South African Republic and the Orange Free State were at war with the British Empire. The Boers were devastated, in spite of a legendary and heroic effort. They suffered their greatest losses in British ...
... no idea what it’s about. They have no idea what goes through your head. You have to remember that our parents’ generation did no experience a war. Our grandfathers were in the Second World War. Then our parents missed a war and the next generation was again involved in a war and there ...
... no idea what it’s about. They have no idea what goes through your head. You have to remember that our parents’ generation did not experience a war. Our grandfathers were in the Second World War. Then our parents missed a war and the next generation was again involved in a war and there ...
there is no other word for what happened in the Natal midlands in 1990. 200 people died in the single biggest massacre in our history, the seven day war. Tonight we will tell you what happened and how it happened and we will give you the full drama of the Truth Commission hearings in ...
The six day war expelled the police from Alex. Black policemen were seen as siding with the oppressor, and they were no longer welcome in the community. Comrades and people’s courts took over the keeping of law and order. // But in April the police came back to wreak havoc. //
took place on Saturday the 15th of February, 1986. After the burial angry youth clashed with heavily armed police. This was the start of the six day war. ...
With that sort of background Mdlala and Harrington did not question their biased roles in the seven day war. Mdlala was called to arms on day three when Ashdown and Xaluza were attacked by two impi’s. Mdlala was in the group from Elandskop; IFP InDuna David Ntombela’s stronghold. // It was at ...
A good policeman at the unit was identified by the amount of hours of hard work he had put in, and definitely you had to be anti-ANC in a very strong manner. // We were shown video tapes and we saw people we were being necklaced by tyres and we saw houses were burnt down and people were killed. We ...
... entitled to a straight answer. // What I’m saying mister Chairperson is that Mr. Du Plessis was referring to violence, Dr Treurnicht was talking war. // Oh I see. There’s a difference is there between killing people in war and killing people by assassin. // There is mister Chairman, there ...
There has been this concept rather, that has been created in our people’s mind that the war that we were fighting had rules, the war was pure, and it was a war that was … in the end, there’ll be no loss of life, it would be an easy war. And that concept has destroyed to a large extend the ...
But it was devastating to the AWB and changed right wing politics very fundamentally. // It’s easy to talk about war and especially for people in the AWB at that time. Every second sentence they said had to do with war and nobody has actually ever seen it. And, when they saw that on television ...
could have made a valuable contribution to the political life of this country or not. // Mister Chairman, no, how can I ever apologise for an act of war? War is war. I haven’t heard the ANC apologizing, the perpetrators of these deeds apologizing for killing people in pubs and blowing them up in ...
Have you apologised about wasting a valuable life that might have made a valuable contribution to the people of South Africa? // No, how can I ever apologise for an act of war. War is war.
... spirits harming the inhabitants of that particular home. That is Intelezi which is visible. But the second Intelezi is the one which is used by all warriors, all regiments; all traditional soldiers when going to war. They will first consult inyanga, or traditional doctor. This traditional doctor ...
There’s a difference, is there, between killing people in war and killing people by assassin. // There is Mr. Chairman, there is. // Is that a form of your conservative party logic Mr. Derby-Lewis? // Mr. Chairman, assassination is an act of war, it can occur during a war situation. // Murder is ...
When we talk about a just war as we had in South Africa undoubtedly against a corrupt, criminal, racist regime; when we talk about a just war against it and we invoke that we did not give to ourselves the right to terrorise people, we did not give to ourselves the right that the ends don’t ...
... silent and then all these children standing and bending out of the windows screaming ‘boo, boo!’ // It was an atmosphere of hostility and war. // That’s why my heel hurts because of people walking on the back of my heels, I carry scars on my legs from people kicking me; we all carry ...
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