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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
... 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. ...
... 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 ...
amnesty hearings of the policemen responsible for killing the Gugulethu Seven (held in Cape Town, 17 - 19 November 1997) and includes evidence from Vlakplaas askari Xola Frank Mbane, who was instructed to infiltrate the alleged ANC cell. The second segment gives some background about 'turned' ...
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 ...
for the abduction and killing of the Pebco three that continued in Port Elizabeth this week (3 to 13 November). Convicted killer Gideon Niewoudt and Vlakplaas askaris Joe Mamasela, Kimpani Mogoai and Johannes Koole gave conflicting accounts of the events that lead to the deaths of the three ...
... 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. ...
... 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 ...
Vlakplaas, until recently the base of the police counter-insurgency unit. For 13 years Vlakplaas killed and assassinated anti-apartheid activists. In May 1985 an askari, a former ANC guerrilla that was turned by the security police, received an instruction from his commander.
... 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 ...
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.
... The following segment focuses on violence on the East Rand during the tumultuous eighties, including the killing of youth activists in Duduza by Vlakplaas operatives. ?Operation Zero Zero? triggered a chain of violence including the necklacing of Maki Skosana, suspected of being an informer. ...
... (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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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