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right-wing attacks

Explanation
Prior to February 1990, violations committed by members of right-wing organisations took the form of isolated attacks with a strong racist character. During the early 1990s, members of right-wing organisations, perceiving themselves to be placed under siege by the process of constitutional negotiations for a democratic dispensation, carried out a large number of attacks aimed at securing the political interests of conservative Afrikaners. Isolated racist attacks on individuals were replaced by mass demonstrations and orchestrated bombing and sabotage campaigns. Between April 1993 and May 1994, right-wing groups engaged in a range of activities to disrupt the negotiations process then underway, and later to destabilise the electoral process. Many of these acts were directed against persons perceived to be supporters and leaders of the ANC, the SACP, the UDF, the PAC and the National Party, and resulted in gross violations of human rights. Violations of a purely racial character were also carried out against black people. During the pre-election period, the AWB and other right-wing organisations engaged in a bombing campaign with the aim of derailing the electoral process. The objective of these activities was to move towards 'overthrowing' the National Party government and to establish a Boererepubliek (Boer republic) and volkstaat. Public areas such as taxi ranks, bus stops and railway stations were targeted, as were private residential and business premises of those associated with the ANC or the unfolding democratic order. State property was also targeted, especially following the announcement that the Group Areas Act was to be repealed and schools opened to all. A number of formerly 'white' schools were bombed. The campaign involved many acts of sabotage, some of which led to the loss of life.

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... Niewoudt?s name is linked to the killing of the Pebco Three, Cradock Four and torture of youth activist Siphiwo Mtimkulu. Other segments cover attacks by the PAC's military wing, APLA on the Highgate Hotel and King Williamstown golf club, incidents of torture in the region, and an overview ...
... disorder after being tortured. In a segment on the HRV hearings held in Welkom (8 to 10 October) we hear testimonies from victims of right wing attacks, testimonies from relatives of youth activists who disappeared after they left the country for military training in the 1980s, and testimony ...
... this meant targeting white areas and farms as well as the army and police. In 1993 in particular the country was rocked by the seemingly senseless attacks on the St. James Church and the Helderberg pub as well as the Highgate Hotel in the Eastern Cape. In Bloemfontein in 1993 on the same day as ...
... on trains, buses and taxis, the killings at Boipatong, Phola park, the rightwing threat. APLA, the armed wing of the PAC, was carrying out terror attacks on white civilian soft targets. One such an attack was the Highgate massacre in East London which claimed the lives of five people and ...
The killing fields of KwaZulu-Natal. More than 10 000 people have been killed in this region in the last fifteen years. It hasn’t stopped, only last week recently elected councillors were slaughtered in Richmond. This past week the Truth Commission heard the full story of one of KwaZulu-Natal’s ...
This is how the far whites’ right wing would start its war on South Africa, by cutting off the country’s power supply and plunging it into darkness. For the Boere Weerstands Beweging war was the only way to halt the future it feared: rule by a majority government. In 1993 while political ...
Hello. Tonight the Special Report takes you to the extreme north and the extreme south of our country with human rights violations hearings in the northern parts of the Northern Province and in the Eastern Cape platteland. We also tell you more about the latest report regarding the third force and ...
... Africanist Congress. APLA has been operating for decades, but it really only became well known in 1992 and 1993 when it launched a large number of attacks on white civilian targets, isolated farms in areas bordering Lesotho, the St James Church and Heidelberg tavern in Cape Town and the golf ...
Let’s start with the murders of white farmers. At the time, some said it was crime, some said it was revenge against racist farmers, some said the attacks had a political motive. This week, for the first time, four of these murderers applied for amnesty from the Truth Commission. They were all ...
... not make the national news. What did capture the headlines was the brutal massacre of eleven people at the St James Church in Cape Town. These two attacks happened hours apart on the Sunday of 25 July 1993. At the time no political party claimed responsibility. ...
... the rest of the country was talking peace the right wing was threatening war. They tried to destabilize the country through a series of terrorist attacks and many of them ended up behind bars. Today the Afrikaner Weerstands Beweging and other right wing organisations such as the Bond van Boere- ...
... militants. But while Veenendal escaped justice in Namibia he found himself behind South African bars for two years after a range of right wing bomb attacks in and around Johannesburg in 1990. He says he was severely ...
... Church Street and Magoo?s Bar bombings and their landmine campaign; the practice of necklacing; the chant ?Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmer? and the attacks on IFP supporters, in the context of fighting a ?just war.? The NP, represented by FW de Klerk, apologised for its discriminatory legislation ...
... reporter Jacques Pauw interviews former spy and friend of Eugene de Kock and Craig Williamson, Peter Casselton. Also included is a report on the attacks of IFP supporting hostel dwellers and the Toaster gang on the surrounding community of Tembisa during the 1980s and early 1990w, aided by the ...
HRV Committee hearings held in Messina, Louis Trichardt and Tzaneen in the Northern Province (8, 9 and 10 April) focusing on two brutal hand grenade attacks by the SADF?s 5 Reconnaissance Commando. The final segment focuses on Investigation Task Board report, which gives details of - amongst other ...
ANC attacks
Winnie Mandela attacks Special Report
APLA attacks during the negotiation period
... more men, reinforcements. The beginning of UDF territory, or Amaqabani territory from here down into the valley. And this is where the first attacks took place on the 28th of March 1990. This is Gezabuso and you’ll see on the hill opposite many of the houses that were destroyed are no ...
Last night’s explosion at Glen Ashley in Durban… // // The Swimmers were also proud of their skill at detonating bombs without loss of human life. In 1987 and 1988 the unit frequently crossed over into Swaziland for extra military training.
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