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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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
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.
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 lastly, gives some background on the five former senior security policemen who applied for amnesty, including an interview with former Vlakplaas Brigadier Jack Cronje. ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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