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TRC Special Report series – Episode 17 Part 05

Creator  South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
Content Owner South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
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Location Durban
Content information  Episode 17 Part 05 – The killing of Samuel Msweli and Michael Mthethwa, 14 August 1992

01 Sep 1996 – This episode focuses on the HRV Committee hearings held in Uitenhage and Durban during the last week of August. Segments from Uitenhage include the March 1985 Langa township massacre and the violent clashes between UDF supporting Amabutho and Africanist Ama-Afrika groups, following the forced removal of thousands of Langa residents to KwaNobuhle. The Durban hearings cover the August 1985 Umlazi cinema massacre – when armed IFP soldiers attacked mourners during a memorial service for human rights lawyer Victoria Mxenge – and the January 1987 KwaMakhutha massacre – implicating the SADF and IFP Caprivi trainees. A segment on the Amnesty Committee hearings held in Durban (12 to 14 August) focus on the killing of ANC members Samuel Msweli and Michael Mthethwa by former policeman Hendrik Steyn. The final segment explains the structure of the TRC and covers the first amnesty granted to Boy Diale and Christopher Makgale, who were imprisoned for kidnapping and killing Chief Glad Mokgatle.

Date of creation 01 Sep 1996
Content Type TV Documentary
Content Specification Video – Duration 5:20 min
Article ID 1468
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