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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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Vlakplaas, the notorious security police unit outside Pretoria. This week, the former security police boss to whom the men of Vlakplaas had to answer spoke publicly for the first time.
... focuses on the HRV Committee hearings held in Nelspruit from 2 to 5 September 1996. Segments include the Piet Retief ambushes ? during which the Vlakplaas death squad killed nine ANC members ? including an interview with a former policeman on duty at the Piet Retief police station the evenings ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... the squad, warrant officer Joe Mamasela has also decided to talk. Three weeks ago Mamasela admitted on this programme that he and his colleagues at Vlakplaas murdered anti-apartheid activists during the ...
... an internal strife. For eight years his murder remained a mystery, until November 1989 when a former commander of the police anti-terrorist unit at Vlakplaas lifted the lid on police death squads. ‘I murdered Mxenge’, confessed Captain Dirk Coetzee. ...
Nic van Rensburg is the security branch boss who ordered the killing. In 1989 Vlakplaas fell directly under his command, as did Gideon Niewoudt, security branch head in the Eastern Cape. Niewoudt is the man responsible for planting the explosives. In 1996 he was sentenced to 20 years for the ...
‘Post Chalmers Evening of 8 May 1985’ // His head was covered and his legs and hands were chained. Mr. Hashe then explained that he was not going to say anything. He would better die, it was better for him to die. // What happened further? // After a while he requested that he should be ...
than Onkgopotse, Tiro and David Webster. Most of these assassinations were planned and executed by military and police death squads in Gauteng. Like Vlakplaas and Daisy, its counterpart for foreign operations, and the CCB base on a small holding near Pretoria. Much is known about Vlakplaas and its ...
On Monday morning the TRC leads the family of slain askari, Brian Ngqulunga to his gravesite at Vlakplaas, South Africa’s most notorious death farm. Ngqulunga was one of the black security policemen who lived and died in the dirty sinister world of Vlakplaas. He was part of the team that brutally ...
‘Post Chalmers Morning of 9 May 1985’ // And the next morning? What happened then? // The interrogation started. We first went to Mr. Hashe. He was released from the shackles and was brought outside with help so that he will be able to walk. He was put on the stoep, then the interrogation ...
Vlakplaas plan to spread AIDS amongst black South Africans
... because their parents’ blood flowed for the liberation of this country. W/O Willie Nortje, a former member of the police death squads at Vlakplaas, made a sworn affidavit to Pretoria Attorney-General Jan D’Oliveira in which he explains the whole attack. The TRC Special Report exposed ...
After most operations a braai was held at Vlakplaas to celebrate the successes of the unit. The generals were there, eating and drinking. According to De Kock corruption and fraud, ranging from free booze in the Vlakplaas pub, to the filing of false claims worth up to R80 000 at a time was the ...
Amnesty hearings in Durban: Dirk Coetzee, Almond Nofemela, David Tshikalanga. State complicity (FW de Klerk on Vlakplaas)
Amnesty hearing, Cape Town: The Gugulethu Seven. Applications by former Vlakplaas policemen
... and revealing testimony. For the first time police told the Truth Commission that the cell of alleged ANC operatives had been infiltrated by Vlakplaas askaris and furthermore, Vlakplaas operatives had been brought down to the Cape to help local security police improve their poor record on ...
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