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VAN DER MERWE, R

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Was one of five people injured when a limpet mine placed by MK operatives exploded at an electricity sub-station in Chamberlain, Jacobs, Durban, on 9 January 1986. One SAP member was fatally wounded. Two MK operatives were granted amnesty for the incident (AC/2001/108).

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As a result of the way in which the South African police were utilized in Zimbabwe and Namibia, where they were actually used as ordinary soldiers. They hunted people, tried to kill them and eliminate them. Then these members of the South African Police came back to the Republic and were then ...
The National Party made its submission and the former state president made his submission. He said actions of an unlawful nature were never authorized, they were either bona fide misinterpretations of lawful instructions or they were bona fide actions as a result of people who were overzealous or ...
more authoritative dictionary sir, the HAT as we call it in Afrikaans and there on page 194 it says ‘elimineer’ means ‘uitskakel’ or ‘verwyder’ and it gives an example there of a sentence. ‘Al die foute probeer elimineer.’ To my mind sir it is this obvious that the word per se does ...
I will agree that maybe I summarized the matter wrong, but I’m of the opinion that the whole situation is so emotionally charged that different people will get different messages from what is happening.
During 1988 I received an instruction from mister Adriaan Vlok, then minister of law and order, to the effect that the building known as Khotso House was to be damaged by explosives to such an extent that it could no longer be utilized. According to mister Vlok this instruction had come from ...
... in turn presented the recommendation to the minister, Louis le Grange, who was then the minister of police. Mister le Grange approved the relevant recommendation. I thereafter discussed the matter with Brig Jack Cronje and duly dedicated the execution of the task to ...
‘Ons is in die huidige oomblik in ‘n intense rewolusionere aanslag gewikkel’ [We are currently involved in an intense revolutionary onslaught].
The State Security Council was the body under chairmanship of the state president and this body coordinated all security matters of national interest.
An example of the fact that orders sometimes came directly from the top was the order given to me by Gen Johan van der Merwe, then Brig van der Merwe, to give hand grenades with zero explosion mechanisms to ANC activists who were looking for weapons. The order was given to me in Springs by Gen van ...
... who appeared here and have appeared in the Truth Commission records were Warrant Officers, Sergeants, Lieutenants. Lieutenant Victor and Van der Merwe, they were Lieutenants in 1963, ‘64 torturing me. They rose to become generals. Lieutenant Victor and Lieutenant Van der Merwe of 1964 had ...
Judge Willem van der Merwe indicated that retribution and the feelings of society rather than stopping De Kock from repeating his crimes, weighed heavily. If South Africa still had the death penalty De Kock would today probably have been on death row. Mister Justice van der Merwe said the sentence ...
Gen Johan van der Merwe, head of the security police in the 1980s and National Police Commissioner in the 90s told the TRC that there was never a general policy authorizing unlawful actions by the police against opponents of apartheid. // Mister Chairman often during my evidence given to the ...
... expected to directly implicate former president PW Botha, former police minister Louis Le Grange and Generals such as Basie Smit and Johan van der Merwe. Van der Merwe will testify on their behalf. Apart from high profile murder cases like the Pebco Three and Fabian Ribeiro, they will also talk ...
The most obvious generals De Klerk would have asked about Vlakplaas are Generals Basie Smit, Krappies Engelbrecht, Johan van der Merwe, Nick van Rensburg and Johan le Roux. We have learned from the affidavits of several Vlakplaas men that General Basie Smit was a regular visitor to Vlakplaas. They ...
... Brig Schalk Visser, Capt Leon van Loggerenberg. Cover-up: Gen Gerrit Nicholas Erasmus, Gen Petrus Lodewikus du Toit, Gen Johannes Velde van der ...
not been discussed with me. // I in my more than 35 years of service in the Defence Forces of this country do not know of any such action whereby murder was authorized at any ...
Colonel Niewoudt’s lawyer, Francois van der Merwe, faxed us his client’s response to the allegation. He says: My client denies that he had any part in any action that led or could have led to the disappearance of the so-called Pebco Three or that he has any knowledge in this regard. It is ...
... Major- General Deon Mortimer presented the Defence Force’s submission to the Truth Commission. And former police commissioner Gen Johan van der Merwe addressed the Amnesty Committee on behalf of five security ...
... about Vlakplaas and its evil mission. Cabinet ministers Louis le Grange and Adriaan Vlok knew. Police commissioners Johan Coetzee and Johan van der Merwe knew, in fact it was their idea. The last National Party president, FW de Klerk says he did not know. When he appeared before the Truth ...
... and the police agent murdered Leon and his wife. All the policemen involved received the police star for bravery from Commissioner Johan van der Merwe. I would like to know why the TRC did not get the Nortje statement from Dr D’Oliveira to give to the victims’ next of kin. And why Nortje ...
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