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self-defence units (SDUs)

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armed self-defence units set up in the early 1990s by the ANC to protect neighbourhoods

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... on the violation of education rights; public feedback on the TRC; and Archbishop Tutu?s appeal to soldiers, policemen, guerrillas and self defence units to apply for amnesty in the next six days. ...
Self Defence Units (SDUs)
... through the mud from General to Private. We are here to defend the honour of the Defence Force. And we are also here to defend the honour of our units, because I served in bloody good units and there are a lot of them today. Welcome to the paratroopers, 32 Battalion guys and the rekkies, ...
During the eighties townships under siege hit back in more ways than one. Underground defence units were formed. The armed struggle was taking route inside the country. In 1990 State President FW de Klerk unbanned the liberation movements and released their leaders. But instead of peace and ...
Not all self defence unit action was this benign. In the townships around Johannesburg self defence units were involved in day to day combat with amongst others Inkatha members and the internal stability unit. Many people lost their lives in the ever spiralling violence and for many the self ...
... been no confessions from the Defence Force side. Well, the police are now fingering the Defence Force because in the mid 1980s all the clandestine units of the state started working together to eliminate those who oppose the National Party state. On the police side it was the security police and ...
... to the former Defence Force generals was probably the most frustrating. Very little new came out and we still don’t know much about clandestine units such as the Civil Cooperation Bureau or the Directorate Covert Collection, but we did learn a few significant facts about the period in the mid ...
For the Department of Defence, currently; it’s got more than 35 linear kilometres of files and these are not all centralized in one area. They’re spread throughout the commands, the bases, the units, the formations of the whole SANDF.
... possibility of civil proceedings for damages against you by those who were victims of your operations. I appeal to you who were in the self defence units in the townships, in the hostels. I appeal to you who were in the CCB, Military Intelligence. This amnesty is one that would expunge any ...
... violence: Bantu Education. And we bring you a special appeal from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to soldiers, policemen, guerrillas and self defence units to apply for amnesty in the next six days. Let’s visit the KwaZulu-Natal midlands first. It’s the story of a policeman who will have the ...
... is a drop in the ocean. You’ve got 200 people up against, and I think that is something which emerged from the Lombo hearings, you’ve got MK units operating in this province, armed with sophisticated weapons, who’ve received comprehensive military training. If the KwaZulu government ...
Good evening. Units of the South African Defence Force carried our raids on ANC targets in Gaborone, Botswana today. // Gen Viljoen told the news conference that the death toll included three trained women terrorists while two unidentified persons who fired on the South Africans from a vehicle ...
Geneva protocol? // Landmines were used in areas that were extensively patrolled by the South African Defence Force and also by the Area Protection Units known by the term ‘commandoes.’ Most of those operations, landmine operations, were in the border areas, the areas that were patrolled ...
In response to this continuing violence self defence units were set up with the aim of protecting township residents. The SDUs, as they came to be known, were trained by Umkhonto we Sizwe soldiers. One such SDU in the Moleleki section of Kathlehong had already been operating since 1992. The unit ...
During 1991 Vlakplaas investigated gun running from Mozambique to ANC and PAC units in the country. A plan to ambush and arrest four gun smugglers turned into a shooting spree. The four men were killed in cold blood, but the official story was that they were killed in self defence.
During the 1980s three security force units attacked and assassinated anti-apartheid activists in neighbouring states. The security police, the Defence Force Civil Cooperation Bureau, CCB, and Military Intelligence. The CCB’s Zimbabwean cell was one of the most active and carried out operations ...
‘Armed and Dangerous: Self Defence Units, Report by Anneliese Burgess’ // By late 1990, the ANC was increasingly alarmed at the inability to protect their people from the wave of violence that was engulfing many townships.
... by policemen and soldiers like assassinations, torture and massacres? And, did they know of these violations committed by the security police and units such as Vlakplaas and the CCB? So far, politicians and generals, including former state president FW de Klerk have said they never ordered ...
of how young comrades of the struggle lost their way and became a problem to the communities they had to help protect, the story of the self defence units and the story of the vigilante group called the Black Cats. ...
... for amnesty. There’s no question of it, they are coming. But we are proactive in the regions themselves, the regional heads of investigation units in the regions have been instructed to compile a consolidated list and that list is going to be consolidated at the national office for ...
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