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Special Report
Transcripts for Section 1 of Episode 47

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00:14South Africa became a militarist state when PW Botha became Prime Minister and appointed Magnus Malan his Defence Minister in 1980. These two men spearheaded the total counterrevolutionary strategy that dominated South Africa in the 1980s. It was a brutal strategy of attacks across our country’s borders, clandestine operations, dirty tricks, death squads and the sinister third force. It was therefore with special interest that we attended the Truth Commission session this week where General Malan gave his voluntary testimony. The Truth Commission Special Report does not merely report on the Truth Commission process; we have a duty to contextualize events and to assess everything related to the Truth Commission critically and that is what we will do tonight with Malan’s testimony, tested for openness and truthfulness. And I’m afraid the General does not come out of it smelling of roses. We also take you to the amnesty hearings in Nelspruit with a tale of naked racism mixed with ...moreFull Transcript
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