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Umkhonto we Sizwe

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(Xhosa: 'Spear of the Nation') the military wing of the ANC

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... tactic of framing activists as informers. Other segments include the killing of political suspects. Family members of SWAPO leader Anton Lubowski, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) soldier Anton Fransch and the Gugulethu Seven give testimony. We also hear testimonies from victims of APLA?s attack on the St ...
This episode reports on the honorary reburial of five ANC cadres, members of an Umkhonto we Sizwe cell ?The Butterfly Unit? - Phila Ndwandwe, Bheki Mkwanazi and Mbova Mzimela - exhumed from unmarked graves and members of ?Operation Vula? - Charles Ndaba and Mbuso Tshabalala - whose bodies were ...
... killing seven people. In Pretoria we hear testimonies from survivors of the Silverton bank siege and the Church Street bombing carried out by Umkhonto we Sizwe and also from the sister of Leon Meyer ? who was killed in the 1985 Maseru cross border raid by the security forces. From Beaufort ...
Umkhonto we Sizwe submission, Armed Forces hearing
... died a different kind of death. Like Maki Skosana she was innocent, her only sin was that she sat down in a Boksburg restaurant targeted by an Umkhonto we Sizwe bomber. Someone has to answer her father’s questions. ...
... five policemen who drugged, killed and burned Eastern Cape activist Sizwe Kondile and on the special hearings on the old Defence Force and police, Umkhonto we Sizwe and APLA in Cape Town. Please join us next Sunday at six, good ...
‘After the break: // Special forces and the murder of the Ribeiro couple // What does ‘eliminate’ mean? // Umkhonto we Sizwe.’
off to a strange start in Pietersburg in the northern province this week. 14 Local policemen asked for amnesty for their roles in the killing of 6 Umkhonto we Sizwe insurgents in 1986. With the exception of one, a black ex-policeman, these men felt they had not committed any crime because they ...
The skull is his daughter’s, Phila Portia Ndwandwe, 24 when she died. An Umkhonto we Sizwe commander in Natal; mother of baby Thabang, born in Swaziland in 1987. In October 1988 Ndwandwe was abducted from Manzini to Pietermaritzburg. The people who sold her out were comrades. Her abductors: four ...
16 December 1991. Many Afrikaner families celebrated the day of the Vaal or Dingaan’s day, the commemoration of the battle of Blood river. Umkhonto we Sizwe celebrated its thirtieth birthday on the same day. But CODESA was on the horizon, the ruling National Party and the liberation movements ...
... he became part of an elite security branch, anti-terrorist unit in 1986 that the Benzien reputation took off. The anti-terrorist unit tracked down Umkhonto we Sizwe and APLA cadres and when they were captured the man they were handed to first was Jeffrey Benzien. It was his job to make them ...
... were no clues of what had happened to him on that hunting trip. And it was only four years later that a police informer told police that a group of Umkhonto we Sizwe soldiers from Botswana were responsible. // They told him that they had commandeered his vehicle and forced him to take it to the ...
... recorded 4621 killings. But we go to Durban first for yesterday’s funeral. A month ago nobody knew whether they were dead or alive, members of an Umkhonto we Sizwe cell, the Butterfly Unit: Phila Ndwandwe, Bheki Mkwanazi, Mbova Mzimela. And then five weeks ago the Truth Commission found the ...
... massacre started a period of open state terror. The 90 day detention law was passed on May 1, 1963. A series of arrests began soon after. Head of Umkhonto we Sizwe in the Cape Peninsula Looksmart Khulile Ngudle was the second death in detention under this law. Police claimed that he had ...
from and asked penetrating questions to the former South African Police, the South African Defence Force, the Azanian People’s Liberation Army and Umkhonto we Sizwe. The Azanian People’s Liberation Army or APLA was the armed wing of the Pan Africanist Congress. APLA has been operating for ...
... in the bush during the war on our borders. But post traumatic stress disorder is also a condition suffered by many thousands of former soldiers of Umkhonto we Sizwe and APLA, present and former policemen and ordinary people who have suffered conflict and violence. In Hanover in the Karoo this ...
... truth and morality are the first casualties. In South Africa the brutalised sometimes became the brutalisers. // Teddy Williams, a former member of Umkhonto we Sizwe, was sent to the ANC’s Quatro rehabilitation camp for taking part in a camp mutiny. // What traumatized me most is to see people ...
In 1988 Durban policemen led by Col Andy Taylor blew up three members of the Umkhonto we Sizwe unit known as ‘The Swimmers’ here at Phoenix Railway Station. The dead were all KwaMashu student activists. Their names were Vusi Mtshali, Sibusiso Ndlovu and Mazwi Vilakazi. But the MK unit had ...
... year. The skeletal remains of Bheki Mkwamasi, Mbova Mzimela and Phila Ndwandwe were discovered in unmarked graves; all of them were members of the Umkhonto we Sizwe cell, the ‘Butterfly Unit.’ They’d all been murdered by policemen in 1988. For years their families had no idea what had ...
... else. For Jeremiah Matli who was born in a black, hidden part of town, bravery meant using the mountain of his childhood as a route out to join Umkhonto we ...
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