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Special Report Transcript Episode 1, Section 5, Time 22:54
Sinqokwana Malgas was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment in the 1960s. After his release, he was detained frequently and tortured on each occasion. His son died in detention after police poured acid over him. // You have told us today that you were tortured many times in many different places. If you are able to, and it’s not too painful, could you describe some of that torture? What actually did they do to you? // There’s what they called the helicopter method of torturing. They suffocated me by pulling a mask over my face. With the helicopter method they put a stick behind your knees and you were hung upside down. Whilst this was happening you were suffocated. // It’s fine, don’t worry about it.
Notes: Malgas entering the City Hall; TRC testimony: Singqokwana Malgas; an emotional Archbishop Tutu
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