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Special Report Transcript Episode 20, Section 2, Time 01:48

Referring to the December 1985 raid into Lesotho in which seven people died De Kock said ‘I have no doubt that State President PW Botha must have known about this.’ After the raid De Kock and his men were decorated with the police cross for bravery, one of three medals for bravery that De Kock had received in his 27 year career in the police. Those who knew about and approved operations, De Kock said, were PW Botha, former ministers of law and order Louis Le Grange and Adriaan Vlok, former police commissioners Mike Geldenhuys, Johan Coetzee and Johan van der Merwe and a host of senior police generals and officers. Testifying about the bombing of COSATU house in the late 1980s De Kock said he was told that the order for the destruction of the building came from PW Botha himself. He was also ordered to destroy Khotso House. Before the operation, a senior police general told him they should kill any uniformed policemen who may interfere with their mission to blow up the building.

Notes: Aftermath of 1985 Lesotho raid; NP rally with PW Botha, Van der Merwe, De Klerk, Vlok; Aftermath of Khotso House bombing

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DIRK JOHANNES COETZEE,BUTANA ALMOND NOFOMELA,NATSHAVHENI DAVID TSHIKALANGA AM0063/96,AM0064/96,AM0065/96 GRANTED/REFUSED
BUTATA ALMOND NOFEMELA,EUGENE ALEXANDER DE KOCK,WILLEM ALBERTUS NORTJE,IZAK DANIEL BOSCH,JOHANNES VELDE VAN DER MERWE,NICHOLAAS JOHANNES VERMEULEN,WILLEM FREDERICK SCHOON AM0064/96,AM0066/96,AM3764/96,AM3765/96,AM4157/96,AM4358/96,AM4396/96 REFUSED
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