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TRC Special Report series – Episode 15 Part 05

Creator  South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
Content Owner South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
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Location Port Shepstone
Content information  Episode 15 Part 05 – KwaZulu-Natal violence

18 Aug 1996 – This episode focuses on the HRV Committee hearings held in Port Shepstone and Beaufort West (12 to 14 August); in Pretoria (12 to 15 August) and the Amnesty Committee hearings held in Durban (12 to 14 August). The latter covers the amnesty applications of three ultra right wingers who opened fire on a Putco bus outside Durban, killing seven people. In Pretoria we hear testimonies from survivors of the Silverton bank siege and the Church Street bombing carried out by Umkhonto we Sizwe and also from the sister of Leon Meyer – who was killed in the 1985 Maseru cross border raid by the security forces. From Beaufort West we hear testimonies from Victoria West residents who were falsely accused of being Poqo members – allegedly plotting against the town’s white residents – who were subsequently detained and tortured and an interview with Daniel Manong, whose mother was branded an informer and burnt to death. The Port Shepstone hearings focus on the continuing violence in KwaZulu-Natal and the possibility of a ‘third force’ responsible for pitting the IFP and ANC against each other. The programme ends with an interview with former President FW de Klerk, who denies knowledge of state death squads like Vlakplaas and the CCB, and the torture and murder of activists that continued during the 1990s.

Date of creation 18 Aug 1996
Content Type TV Documentary
Content Specification Video – Duration 6:10 min
Article ID 1451
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