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Special Report Transcript Episode 20, Section 2, Time 04:04

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 order of the day in the police force. Hundreds of thousands of rands were stolen and given to amongst others senior generals for overseas trips. But behind this mask of charm and kindness lies a life of incredible violence and brutality. After blowing up Bheki Mlangeni instead of Dirk Coetzee in 1981, he said it didn’t matter that it was Bheki and not Coetzee. Bheki Mlangeni was anyway a member of the ANC. De Kock was very selective in his evidence. He didn’t tell us about the train violence, the Boipatong massacre or his role in the Shell House killings. De Kock said his war never included women, children and innocent civilians. He did not talk about Jackie Quinn, a civilian with no links to any political parties, slaughtered by him and his team in Maseru in 1985 or of Japie Maponya whom he beat to death with a spade. Maponya’s only sin: he knew nothing of his ANC brother, Odirile, sought by Vlakplaas. De Kock also admitted this week that he made weapons for the Inkatha Freedom Party and had supplied them with AK47s and hand grenades. How many people were killed by his weapons in the townships? De Klerk and his former colleague, Adriaan Vlok, must now regret this statement to the Truth Commission recently.

Notes: Vlakplaas Phoenix Quinn; Quinn family at the TRC; Japie Maponya; Armed Inkatha members

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Hearing Transcripts TRC Final Report Glossary
EUGENE ALEXANDER DE KOCK,KOBUS KLOPPER,WILLEM ALBERTUS NORTJE,IZAK DANIEL BOSCH,JACOBUS KOK,JACOB FRANCOIS KOK,SIMON MAKOPO RADEBE AM0066/96,AM3762/96,AM3764/96,AM3765/96,AM3811/96,AM3812/96,AM7249/97 GRANTED
CAPE TOWN JOHAN HENDRIK LE ROUX,EUGENE ALEXANDER DE KOCK,WILLEM ALBERTUS NORTJE,EUGENE FOURIE,DAVID JACOBUS VAN DER WALT,THAPELO JOHANNES MBELO,SIMON MAKOPO RADEBE AM4148/96,AM0066/96,AM3764/96,AM3767/96,AM3769/96,AM3785/96,AM7249/96 GRANTED/REFUSED
METHODIST CHURCH, JOHANNESBURG CATHERINE MLANGENI GO195 JOHANNESBURG
 
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