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Vlakplaas

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a farm near Pretoria used as a base for police hit squads

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... is covered, including testimonies from victims and an interview with the MK bomber Robert McBride. Relatives of victims of the 1985 Maseru raid by Vlakplaas operatives give testimony, as well as relatives of victims from the KwaZulu-Natal violence and the mother of child activist Stompie Seipei ...
In this episode we are given some background to former Vlakplaas commander Dirk Coetzee, whose amnesty hearing commenced in Durban this week, including an interview with the applicant. Former Vlakplaas colleagues, Almond Nofemela and David Tshikalanga, appeared in front of the TRC with Coetzee (5 ...
This episode reports on the Amnesty Committee hearings held in Cape Town (17 ? 19 November) where former Vlakplaas policemen applied for amnesty for their role in killing the Gugulethu Seven. This segment includes a recording of a meeting between Vlakplaas policeman Thapelo Mbelo and families of ...
... to the Amnesty Committee in Pretoria (24 February to 7 March). Among the cases covered this week are the murders of Mafikeng bus driver Joe Tsele, Vlakplaas askari Brian Ngqulunga, MK commander Zweli Nyanda, ANC soldier Keith McFadden, Florence and Fabian Ribeiro and the torture of youth ...
C1 / Vlakplaas, Vlakplaas askaris
... did they act with criminal intent? Did they act for personal gain? If that is so, we cannot condone that and we do not condone that. // What about Vlakplaas? I mean Dirk Coetzee spilled the beans, left, and Eugene de Kock took over. And we don’t want to prejudge him now in the trial, that’s ...
The name Vlakplaas came up again on Wednesday. Sizwe Kondile was a young ANC activist who was arrested in June 1981. // Former Vlakplaas commander Dirk Coetzee said in 1989 that Kondile tried to escape and injured his head when he jumped through a window. // General Nick van Rensburg who obtained ...
... reburials and includes an interview with a psychologist on the process of mourning; a report back on the Maseru cross border raid exposing the Vlakplaas unit responsible for the attack that killed MK Leon Meyer and eight others; and lastly, a report on the 1978 Cassinga massacre, the ...
... challenged the NP?s stance that it had never authorised human rights violations carried out by the SAP and the security police boss responsible for Vlakplaas confirmed that the NP leadership was aware of and never disciplined him for authorizing illegal actions. The SADF was less forthcoming ...
... 1997). Former policemen involved in the Motherwell car bomb - that killed three fellow Eastern Cape policemen - gave testimony, including former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock who delivered a frank testimony alleging the bomb was a cover-up and questioning the moral integrity of former ...
The first segment of this episode covers the exhumations that took place during the past week on Vlakplaas, Boshoek farm near Rustenburg and Thabazimbi and includes interviews with relatives of the deceased and with TRC personnel. The second segment examines the importance of remorse in the ...
... (23 February to 3 March). Applicants gave more detailed descriptions of the men?s deaths, however their testimonies differ from evidence given by Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock and do not disclose where the order for the killings came from. The following segments provide a profile on Truth ...
... who were planning to leave the country for military training; the April 1990 murder of Sam Chan and his family in Botswana; and a 1991 joint Vlakplaas operation that employed ex-Koevoet soldiers to attack and kill four alleged gun smugglers. The episode concludes with a segment on the ...
... brutality against black youth in the 1980s; the torture and murder of Jacob Maake, Andrew Makope and Harold Sefolo by the South African Police's Vlakplaas operatives; and lastly, human rights violations committed by the ANC, including the Church Street (Pretoria) and Amanzimtoti bombings and ...
... in his amnesty application. The following segment offers a retrospective view on one year of TRC proceedings and the final segment tells of a Vlakplaas plan to spread AIDS amongst black South ...
... why Irene Motasi and Florence Ribeiro were killed along with their husbands. In the following segment a survivor of ?Operation Zero Zero?- a 1985 Vlakplaas operation in Duduza in which COSAS activists were killed by booby-trapped hand grenades provided by Joe Mamasela - gives evidence ...
... Three and Cradock Four (activists who were abducted and murdered by security forces in the mid 1980s), including an introductory profile of former Vlakplaas askari Joe Mamasela. Former Eastern Cape policeman Gideon Niewoudt?s name is linked to the killing of the Pebco Three, Cradock Four and ...
... and ANC against each other. The programme ends with an interview with former President FW de Klerk, who denies knowledge of state death squads like Vlakplaas and the CCB, and the torture and murder of activists that continued during the 1990s. ...
... and lastly, gives some background on the five former senior security policemen who applied for amnesty, including an interview with former Vlakplaas Brigadier Jack Cronje. ...
This was not entirely the truth. For example, De Klerk’s Minister of Law and Order Adriaan Vlok, knew of the Vlakplaas assassination unit and was a regular visitor at Vlakplaas parties. His Minister of Defence, Magnus Malan knew of the Civil Cooperation Bureau right from the start. Again, during ...
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