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Special Report
Transcripts for Section 9 of Episode 2

16:06By the end of the eighties bannings, press restrictions and states of emergency had certainly taken their toll. In 1989 mass anger turned into spontaneous revolt. The Defiance Campaign, aimed at ending apartheid for good, hit back. Jaunine Otto was killed in Kalksteenfontein in September 1989. Full Transcript and References
16:27I would really like the Commission to try and get hold of this policeman so that he can come ask my forgiveness for what he did to my daughter because it is something that you can never forget. You can forgive, but you can never forget this. Full Transcript
16:46Church street in Crawford fell very quiet on the morning of 17 November 1989. For seven hours before nervous residents tried not to think about the battle raging between the 40 strong squad of police and army and their unseen enemy at no 149.Full Transcript and References
17:03I heard voices outside shouting, ‘kom uit jou vark, vandag is jou laaste, vandag is jy dood’ [Come out, you pig! Today will be your last; you’re going to die today!]. // MK cadre, Anton Fransch died that day. Terrorist to some but hero to most young people of the Cape Flats. // Basil Snayer lives at 148, Church street, the house next door. // They had methods of dispersing thousands of people in the street in a matter of minutes. They took seven hours in what could only be described as declaring a residential area a war zone. I am convinced that if the will was there Anton could have been gassed out, starved out if it took seven days. The impressions created by claims that young cadres like Anton and Ashley Kriel, Robbie Waterwitch, Coline Williams and many, many others were communists or young people misguided by communists, that myth should be exploded once and for all. I believe that a brave soldier died in the service of his country.Full Transcript
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