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Special Report Transcript Episode 1, Section 6, Time 25:47
Not all the stories told in East London were as well known as those of the Pebco Three and the Cradock Four, but their accounts were no less disturbing. Nohle Mohapi was Steve Biko’s secretary, her husband Mapetla was killed in police cells. // After the death of Mapetla I was full of hate. I was full of hatred that can never be accounted. I was hating anybody that was police, I hated them for the oppression, those were the people who were enforcing apartheid laws on us. They wanted us not to have rights, even the children. When you speak to them you have to tell them: these are the people who oppressed us. // Toni Lillian Mazwai’s son, Siphiwo Hamlet Mazwai, was killed by security forces in 1988, the police put restrictions on his funeral. // I was informed that my son was a well-trained guerrilla, so people that were to be at the funeral had to be limited to only 200. Only the reverend, we don’t want any freedom soldiers, no speeches. // Is it the police? // Yes, the police. It was like a war. There was a convoy with police and soldiers.
Notes: TRC hearing, East London; TRC testimony: Nohle Mohapi; TRC testimony: Toni Lillian Mazwai; Commissioner; Mazwai
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EAST LONDON NOHLE MOHAPE EC0007/96
EAST LONDON TONI LILLIAN MAZWAI EC0030/96