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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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... can I have a question from Robert Brand first, from The Star? // Our country’s full of people like PW Botha and Adriaan Vlok and Johan van der Merwe who are going to apply for amnesty. If these people get amnesty, and a lot of people remain in public positions, government jobs, get state ...
Mr. Justice Willem van der Merwe will soon have to decide, is Eugene de Kock simply a cold blooded serial killer or a victim of a vicious system that used and abused him, or perhaps both. Hopefully this is a beginning of a new era of truth. There are dozens of men, politicians, generals and ...
Schoon told the TRC that he’d never been disciplined for authorizing actions of an illegal nature and said that former Commissioners and Ministers of police such as Louis Le Grange, Adriaan Vlok, Johan van der Merwe and Johan Coetzee had all visited Vlakplaas.
The authorization to cover-up the fact that Stanza Bopape had been killed, while in police custody, was given by Gen van der Merwe.
... ranks range from ordinary policemen to colonels and brigadiers. They are supported by former police commissioners, Johan Coetzee, Johan van der Merwe, and Mike Geldenhuys. Two of the other generals, Krappies Engelbrecht and Johan le Roux have already been implicated in some of the charges ...
It’s a pity we couldn’t see Mac Maharaj and Johan van der Merwe face to face. The hearing about the armies that physically fought the war was given an unexpected interpretation by former MK commander, Matthews Phosa.
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
The attitude of the security policemen were probably best illustrated by Gideon Niewoudt’s lawyer, Francois van der Merwe, who moments after the crowd started weeping, uttered these words which were accidentally recorded. ‘It happened 15 years ago, and now they fucking cry for the first time.’
... something was wrong. // On Tuesday four former commissioners of police Generals Mike Geldenhuys, Johan Coetzee, Hennie de Wit and Johan van der Merwe issued a statement claiming detainees were always treated according to strict ...
Vlok used to come there, Commissioner van der Merwe used to come there, Kriel used to come there, Hernus Kriel used to come there at Vlakplaas, a lot of ministers used to come there.
... subordinates appeared before the Commission to explain their role during especially the turbulent 1980s. First to testify was General Johan van der Merwe, South Africa’s last apartheid police ...
... Major Marthinus Ras, and former Vlakplaas top man, Jack Cronje. The letter stated that the men were supported by former commissioners Johan van der Merwe, Johan Coetzee and Mike Geldenhuys. It also includes the names of generals Basie Smit, Krappies Engelbrecht and Johan le Roux. All three were ...
This was one of only two cases that Genl Johan van der Merwe testified about this week. He is applying for amnesty. So is Adriaan Vlok. Shirley Gunn, who has brought a civil claim against Vlok, will now sue former state president PW Botha as well.
till they meet the former Minister of Law and Order, Mr. Vlok, just to find out exactly what happened to him and Vlok referred them to Johan van der Merwe who was then the Commissioner of Police. So the two guys say maybe he might have fled to exile, somewhere in Lusaka. So my father, he and ...
... 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 ...
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