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RIBEIRO, Florence

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A supporter of the liberation movement who was shot dead, along with her husband, outside their home at Mamelodi, Pretoria, on 1 December 1986. The operation was planned jointly by SADF Special Forces and the Northern Transvaal Security Branch. Eight Special Forces and Security Branch operatives, including the commanding officers of both, were granted amnesty for the operation (AC/1999/0188; AC/1999/0190; AC/1999/0196; AC/1999/0193; AC/1999/0194; AC/1999/0030; AC/1999/0031 and AC/1999/0032).

1986 was a dark year for Mamelodi activists, Dr Fabian Ribeiro and his wife Florence. In March that year their house was fire bombed. Eye witnesses said that the SADF were the culprits. About six months later there was an attempt to bomb the surgery. The third attempt on their lives by gunmen on ...
... the torture and murder of Jackson Maake, Andrew Makupe and Harold Sefolo, the murder of the ?Nietverdiend Ten,? the assassinations of activists Dr Ribeiro and his wife, Florence, the assassination of Piet Ntuli, Minister of Interior Affairs in the former KwaNdebele ? implicating the SADF in the ...
... of Mafikeng bus driver Joe Tsele, Vlakplaas askari Brian Ngqulunga, MK commander Zweli Nyanda, ANC soldier Keith McFadden, Florence and Fabian Ribeiro and the torture of youth activist Scheepers Morudu. The episode includes an interview with former Vlakplaas askari turned state witness, Joe ...
... in Pretoria. This episode focuses on the murder of police sergeant Richard Motasi and his wife Irene and questions why Irene Motasi and Florence Ribeiro were killed along with their husbands. In the following segment a survivor of ?Operation Zero Zero?- a 1985 Vlakplaas operation in Duduza in ...
Chris Ribeiro’s parents were shot and killed at their home on December 1, 1986. His mother Florence died in his arms. Doctor Fabian Ribeiro was a much loved general practitioner in Mamelodi. In the police files he was called a high profile terrorist. Chris knew then his parents were murdered by ...
SADF special forces’ assassinations of Florence and Fabian Ribeiro; and Piet Ntuli
Why were Irene Motasi and Florence Ribeiro killed with their husbands?
The murder of Florence and Fabian Ribeiro.
... with no political affiliations. Why was she killed? During last week’s hearing the amnesty applicants also explained that Mamelodi doctor Fabian Ribeiro was killed because he posed a political threat. The question was then also asked why did they also have to kill Mrs. Florence ...
... told me later that Special Forces, specifically Charl Naude and one of his men, Noel Robey asked him to assist in planning the elimination of Dr Ribeiro. // The Land Rover that picked up the men was registered in the name of Noel Robey, a special forces agent. // After the act was committed, ...
Goosen also asked Malan about evidence before the Truth Commission’s Amnesty Committee that the army’s special forces were involved in the murder of doctor Fabian Ribeiro and his wife. // I know nothing about that, sir. // Thank you very much.
At the end of Hechter and Cronje’s evidence we only know that there was an elaborate cover-up and that Fabian and Florence Ribeiro were murdered by unknown members of the army’s special forces unit. For a process designed to uncover the truth this was not a very successful exercise.
... did not know the ins and outs of the assassination plan, but this week things started becoming a little clearer. The killing of Fabian and Florence Ribeiro here in Mamelodi was in fact part of the broader cooperation plan between the South African Defence Force and the South African Police. Part ...
Last year the first details surrounding the murder of Dr Fabian Ribeiro and his wife Florence started to emerge when five former security policemen applied for amnesty. // Instruction came from head office that the security branch together with special forces had to work together to eliminate ...
What we do however now know is that the elimination of Fabian and Florence Ribeiro did take place and that special forces was involved. We also know that after the assassination there was a certain degree of displeasure and confusion within Security Force ranks. Top brass responded by modifying ...
... this week that he supplied the bomb that killed homeland leader, Piet Ntuli. And special forces were named as the killers of Fabian and Florence Ribeiro. ...
One of the concrete examples of the new plan Gen Joubert was talking about was the brutal murder of Dr Fabian Ribeiro and his wife Florence in their house in Mamelodi in 1986. Fingers were immediately pointed at the state, but the exact identity of the killers has remained largely a mystery. This ...
... a result of this confession they have launched a number of murder investigations into Pebco Three, and also into the murder of Fabian and Florence Ribeiro in 1985. And I believe that, because of Mamasela’s cooperation, they may arrest people involved in the Pebco Three murders very soon. He ...
 
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