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Special Report Transcript Episode 64, Section 4, Time 17:31

The beating up lasted for a week. I was asthmatic and they refused to give me medication. I remember somewhere along the line I was very fortunate that this uniformed policeman came, an Afrikaner. I’ll never forget his name, Taljaard. He told me that he thought I was mad; I was just a mad person. I tried to explain to him and he listened carefully and then understood that I was actually a political prisoner and I’d just been tortured. He smuggled in asthma spray and tablets for me and helped me hide them in the cell. We hid them behind the toilet.

Notes: Deborah Matshoba (Detained 1976)

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