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Special Report
Transcripts for Section 4 of Episode 5

17:08Repression in the Eastern Cape had always been more severe than elsewhere. The Commission was confronted with more harrowing accounts of torture this week. Sicelo Apleni was a Port Elizabeth UDF activist, he was detained in 1985. // I was beaten up. The first person to assault me was Mister X. He took my genitals, they opened a drawer. [Inaudible] was on the other side of the desk. He took my genitals and Mister X shut the drawer. That ‘s how I haven’t been taken to the [inaudible] yet. Then all my genitals were in this drawer and the drawer was shut close, he squeezed and squeezed my genitals. // Epsom Banda was a Uitenhage civics leader. He was also detained in 1985. // Sometimes, yes I do get furious about what happened to me. Sometimes I want to scream. Now, usually what happens after that, I can’t even sleep, until 1 am sometimes I can’t sleep. It’s still haunting me in my head. I don’t know how I can help this. // Dennis Neer, a Port Elizabeth trade unionist was ...moreFull Transcript and References
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