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COETZEE, Dirk Johannes

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Coetzee, a former Vlakplaas commander who had exposed the activities of Vlakplaas, survived an attempt on his life by Security Branch operatives in 1991. A bomb intended for him detonated when his attorney activated a tape recorder. His attorney died in the explosion. Nine Security Branch operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/167).

This April Charity Kondile told the Truth Commission about the disappearance of her son, Sizwe in 1981. The first time Dirk Coetzee heard the name Sizwe Kondile was in London in 1989. During lengthy debriefing by the ANC it became clear that Kondile had been one of Coetzee’s nameless victims. ...
... Security police section C1 was born. Three of the most hardened South African policemen became its commanders between 1979 and 1993. Dirk Johannes Coetzee, convicted killer and amnesty applicant; Jack Johannes Jakobus Cronje, amnesty applicant for numerous cases; Eugene Alexander De Kock, 212 ...
Back to the amnesty process now. Four Eastern Cape Security Policemen this week told the amnesty committee that Port Elizabeth activist Sizwe Kondile had to be eliminated because he was a trained ANC terrorist who knew too much about their intelligence network. The men all claim that they were ...
... and Sgt Johannes Raath, who have all since retried are seeking amnesty for their part in Sizwe Kondile’s death. Former Vlakplaas commander Dirk Coetzee also wants amnesty for the same murder, but he has a separate amnesty application and a very different version of when, how and why the ...
... Gottfried Raath and Gerhard Nicolas Erasmus came to ask for amnesty for the murder. They never spoke at the hearing. Their lawyers argued that Dirk Coetzee’s amnesty application contradicted their clients’ version of events. They demanded a postponement so Coetzee could be present for cross ...
 
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