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Special Report Transcript Episode 55, Section 2, Time 03:19

We knew that they had need of transport and we knew that they were 6 and that they were armed. With the result that we saw our duty as getting to them before they escaped us. So it would have been a risk from a security point of view to let these people enter and to later get hold of them. And we then realized that the only way to do it was by means of a road barricade to stop them and in such a way and a show of force that we will be able to actually arrest them. If something went wrong, if for instance they returned fire or opened fire, in other words they resisted arrest, the people entering the country then I’d be glad to shoot, absolutely.

Notes: TRC Testimony: Col Willem van der Merwe (Applicant)

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