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TRC Special Report series – Episode 04 Part 02

Creator  South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
Content Owner South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
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Location Durban
Content information  Episode 04 Part 02 – Parade hotel, Durban, Magoo’s bar bomb attack, MK

12 May 1996 – This episode focuses on the HRV Committee hearings held in Durban (7 to 10 May) and covers incidents from the KwaZulu-Natal and Free State regions. What has become known as the Magoo’s Bar bombing is covered, including testimonies from victims and an interview with the MK bomber Robert McBride. Relatives of victims of the 1985 Maseru raid by Vlakplaas operatives give testimony, as well as relatives of victims from the KwaZulu-Natal violence and the mother of child activist Stompie Seipei – implicating the Mandela United Football Club and Winnie Mandela in Seipei’s abduction, torture and eventual death. Other segments include the hit squad assassination of Newcastle community leader, Hlogonathi Sibankulu. The episode also profiles Patrick Dlongwane, who was both a perpetrator and victim of human rights violations, and finally, the killing in Durban of ANC lawyer Griffiths Mxenge by Vlakplaas operatives, including interviews with Vlakplaas commander Dirk Coetzee and Mxenge family members.

Date of creation 12 May 1996
Content Type TV Documentary
Content Specification Video – Duration 9:07 min
Article ID 1433
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