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Special Report Transcript Episode 68, Section 6, Time 45:56

Former Vlakplaas boss, Dirk Coetzee declared in 1989 already that he fetched poison from the head of the forensics laboratory Gen Lothar Neethling in 1981 and gave it to two activists Vusi Mavuso and Peter Dlamini. Neethling denied this and said he never developed poison, a statement later contradicted by several other witnesses. A former state prosecutor says Neethling boasted to him that he had developed a substance which would bring on a heart attack and not be detected. We know that a number of ANC activists and guerrillas had died after swallowing poison injected into food and drink and distributed to ANC camps in Tanzania, Angola and Mozambique. But the best documented case of a very sophisticated poisoning was Siphiwo Mtimkulu. The policemen who last week asked for amnesty for killing Mtimkulu denied that they were responsible for the poisoning.

Notes: Dirk Coetzee

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PORT ELIZABETH JOYCE N. MTIMKHULU MBUYISELO MADAKA
 
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