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Special Report Transcript Episode 8, Section 3, Time 09:04

But Mister Justice Van Rensburg did not accept the East German analogy. Although he found they acted under orders of Brigadier Gilbert and General Van Rensburg, also mentioned in the Mtimkulu case, Judge Van Rensburg sentenced Niewoudt to twenty years imprisonment and the other two to 15 and 10 years. He gave leave to appeal to their pillar division inter alia, because this was the first case of total onslaught policemen being tried and the judge wanted to hear the highest court’s verdict of what sentences would be appropriate. But it was his granting bail to the three convicted men that upset the community.

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